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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.