Spanning the globe on a Tuesday morning …
Some rambling BCS championship game thoughts. Much as I didn’t care to see the LSU-Alabama rematch for last year’s title game, it was at least a better game to watch.
I suspect Oregon would have given Alabama a better game last night.
With another title win for Alabama and Nick Saban I suspect the talk in the coming year will shift from SEC dominance to Alabama dominance. It’s worth noting, though, that Alabama this season looked most human against two SEC opponents. It took a remarkable last-possession drive for the Tide to rally and win in Baton Rouge, and its only loss of the year came against SEC newcomer Texas A&M.
The league had some problems this year with its bottom tier members, but the league was still pretty good.
A bottom tier member in 2011 — the very bottom — Ole Miss was impressive at the end of the year.
On to the links, Alabama-Notre Dame coverage and a little more. …
From AL.com, Alabama wins its third national championship in four years, and columnist Kevin Scarbinsky says Notre Dame’s history couldn’t help it against Alabama’s new dynasty. From The Tuscaloosa News, fans celebrate in Tuscaloosa.
The Sporting News says to watch for a Heisman race next year between SEC stars Johnny Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney.
From the mother ship, our Brandon Speck’s account of the Ashton Shumpert commitment … not to Ole Miss.
From Bleacher Report, a preview of the Ole Miss-Tennessee game that calls out the Rebels for a “soft” schedule.
Texas A&M football made a big splash — a really big splash — in its first year in the SEC. Can Aggies basketball follow suit?
From Gainesville, this Gators blogger says the SEC is Florida’s to lose.