College football: Alabama has a chance to 'accomplish something legendary'

Alabama has a chance to win three national championships in a four-year span. But Georgia and Notre Dame stand in its way.
by Berry Tramel Published: November 28, 2012
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Alabama's national title hopes seemed gone on Nov. 10, when Texas A&M stunned Bama 29-24 in Tuscaloosa. But Kansas State and Oregon both lost the next week, and the SEC title game again became a national semifinal.

“We know how small the window for error is,” said Bama senior linebacker Nico Johnson. “I think we thought that Texas A&M was new to the conference, and we'd be able to do enough to get by, and they beat us.

“We've got a new life now and have to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Because of the SEC schedule rotation, Alabama and Georgia haven't played since 2008. That's the year these fifth-year seniors arrived and began changing Bama's fortunes.

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by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The...
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