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ED: National Semifinal Open Thread: Alabama - Ohio State (DELAYED UNTIL 8:00 CENTRAL.)

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Buckle up. This is going to be a helluva' ride.

These icons can try to downplay their individual matchup, but this game will be won (or lost) in the three weeks before kickoff.
These icons can try to downplay their individual matchup, but this game will be won (or lost) in the three weeks before kickoff.
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No stranger to one another, or the stakes involved, Urban Meyer's Big Ten Champion Ohio State Buckeyes face off against Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide, your 2014 SEC Champion.

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No. 1 Alabama (12-1) vs. No. 4 Ohio State (12-1)

ROLL TIDE!

Poll

Modern coaches have recruiting, signing & compliance constraints that legendary coaches of the 60s and 70s did not face. If Alabama can run the table, and Saban win his fifth title of the modern era, is it time to consider him as the best ever?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    If he gets six, as did Bryant, then we'll talk.
    (66 votes)
  • 36%
    One of the best, certainly.
    (103 votes)
  • 13%
    The best ever.
    (39 votes)
  • 2%
    No, because ______ (intelligent opinion to follow.)
    (6 votes)
  • 25%
    I'm a Buckeye, and I think Bear cheated as much then as Saban does now.
    (72 votes)
286 votes total Vote Now