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‘Bama/Gators SEC title game looks like massive mismatch

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Talk about a mismatch. Alabama’s defense is the best in the nation. Florida’s offense looks like one of the worst. They’ll face off Saturday in the Southeastern Conference championships game, with the top-ranked Crimson Tide (12-0, 8-0 SEC) heavily favored to lock up its third straight trip to the College Football Playoff with a victory over the No. 15 Gators (8-3, 6-2). Alabama has not given up a defensive touchdown in 17 quarters, a span that covers its entire November…

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Alabama’s Nick Saban: Love him or hate him, his dynasty stands

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To all those who think Nick Saban leads a joyless life, that all he cares about is winning football games, he’d like to set the record straight. “I’m a very happy person.” Of course, Saban spoke with his jaw tightly clinched, a steely glare and nary the hint of a smile. It’s the face of college football. Alabama will be going for its fourth national title in seven years when it takes on top-ranked Clemson in the championship game Monday…

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