LSU might have the best defensive depth in the country, but it’s hard to find a tougher defense than Alabama’s, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a better combination of linebackers and defensive backs on one team.
Not having Lee in the BCS title game could be dangerous because Jefferson will be coming off the worst performance of any winning quarterback who played most of the game in the 20-game history of the SEC title game Saturday.
The game will be played Jan. 9 in New Orleans, just down the road from LSU’s Baton Rouge campus, so the Tigers should have a home-crowd advantage in their bid for a third national championship in nine years.
There isn’t even a cute name for the weekly pile-on-Richardson-while-he-runs-for-a-first-down move. Abstract in their beauty, those forgotten runs defined the season that made Richardson the lead horse in the tight Heisman race.
Alabama will be playing a post-season game at the Superdome in New Orleans for the eighth time in school history, boasting a 5-2 record in those games with the only appearance of the BCS era being the 2009 loss to Utah in the 2009 Sugar Bowl.
All season long, we have had the mindset that we wanted to get in position to accomplish the ultimate goal and now we get the opportunity to do that,” said linebacker Dont’a Hightower. “We will take the utmost pride in getting this opportunity.
“They wanted to play in that game, and that’s the way it should be,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said. “We’ve come a long way around here. I told them in the locker room, ‘Listen, you need to be excited about this.’ And they will be tomorrow. But it’s human nature.
Chizik is one of 59 voters in the coaches’ poll, which is an important component of the BCS standings. The top two teams in the BCS standings meet in the BCS national championship game.
The Bowl Championship Series made it official Sunday night. Ladies and gentlemen, the modern American sports fan’s nightmare — a World Series featuring the Yankees and the Red Sox.
They dominate the running game — offensively and defensively — and that proved enough to send them to the national championship game based on the final Bowl Championship Series standings released Sunday.