Not to be lost in the ridiculousness that was the Chicago Bears firing their head coach and general manager *and* setting course on a replacement for each, there is a very important college football game about to go down.
An Alabama-Georgia national championship showdown has long felt inevitable. After all, they’re the only two teams to hold the No. 1 ranking this year. So maybe it is fitting that these two teams are battling for championship glory tonight. Admittedly, I understand why there might be some SEC fatigue when it comes to this re-match in the title game. However, there is no denying the talent that will be on display tonight. These are college football’s best and deepest teams. We shouldn’t lose sight of that factoid.
So let’s enjoy it for what it is: an opportunity to watch high-level college football for the last time this season.
#1 Alabama Crimson Bears (13-1) vs. #3 Georgia Bulldogs (13-1) on ESPN (Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit)
Kickoff time: 7 p.m. CT
Site: Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis
Odds: Georgia -3 (+100), O/U 52.5 (via DraftKings Sports Book)
Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun.
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) January 10, 2022
Our best is still left out there.
Let's bring it home.
Beat Bama. pic.twitter.com/aH8Sq0i3Xi
— Georgia Bulldogs (@UGAAthletics) January 10, 2022
Alabama Nick Saban (274-66-1, 18-10 Bowl record) vs. Georgia Kirby Smart (65-15, 5-2 Bowl record)
ALABAMA: Bryce Young: 332/491, 67.6%, 4,503 passing yards, 46 TD, 5 INT, 3 rush TD
GEORGIA: Stetson Bennet IV: 168/261, 64.4%, 2,638 passing yards, 27 TD, 7 INT, 1 rushing TD
Alabama’s Top Draft-Eligible Prospects (Overall Ranking Per Pro Football Focus)
OT Evan Neal (5th)
WR Jameson Williams (14th)
S Jordan Battle (25th)
WR John Metchie III, Alabama (49th)
LB Christian Harris (59th)
Georgia’s Top Draft-Eligible Prospects (Overall Ranking Per Pro Football Focus)
LB Nakobe Dean (11th)
DL Jordan Davis (28th)
S Lewis Cine (42nd)
EDGE Travon Walker (45th)
DL Devonte Wyatt (50th)
LB Channing Tindall (69th)
WR George Pickens (70th)
CB Derion Kendrick (72nd)
There are 13 top-100 draft-eligible prospects on these two teams, per PFF’s big board. Happy scouting!