We could break down the big game, dissect it from the viewpoint of someone who has seen both Alabama and Florida play, analyze the impact of Carlos Dunlap's absence, and so forth.
We could do that ... But it would cause us to miss another chance to further examine the human volcano that is Lane Kiffin.
Asked in a radio interview this week to analyze the SEC championship game, since his Tennessee team played both teams, Kiffin said the following: "Florida has better players, Alabama has better coaches."
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At least Kiffin put it in a way that he won't get be getting a phone call from Mike Slive. Still, you have to ask the 34-year-old Kiffin what exactly, in his coaching life, he has done to earn the pedestal to keep taking shots at a guy who's won two national titles (and counting).
Did he beat Urban Meyer on the field this year? No. Did he do an amazing job in his first year at Tennessee? Not unless you consider 7-5 to be worthy of a coach-of-the-year vote.
Did he win in the NFL? Nope. Did he play a prominent role in Southern California's success earlier this decade? Not really.
Did he have the good fortune to be born to a defensive genius father? Yes. And did he beat the spread against Florida, and finish tied for second in a weak SEC East? Why yes!
Well, those are impressive credentials. Keep firing away, Lane.
Florida (-5.5) vs. Alabama: Vegas favors Florida by more than it should. A lot of writers and others who follow the SEC are picking Alabama. But this one is still with Florida. Why? My uncle's a law professor there, and I'm one bad decision away from needing his advice, that's why. Pick: Alabama covers, but Florida wins.
Georgia Tech (-1) vs. Clemson: Is being crowned the best team in the ACC sort of like being named the most celibate pro athlete? Pick: Georgia Tech wins.
Texas (-14) vs. Nebraska: Secret Service to investigate how couple crashed a White House state dinner, in addition to how Nebraska got into the Big 12 championship game. Pick: Texas covers.
Cincinnati (-1.5) at Pittsburgh: Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly said on a radio show Wednesday that he's not leaving Cincinnati. In other words, the introductory press conference at Notre Dame will be pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday. Pick: Cincinnati covers.
Florida Atlantic at Florida International (-1): The epic battle to be the fifth-best team in Florida! Well, not counting the three NFL teams. Or Belle Glades High School. Or when the '72 Dolphins hold their reunion. Pick: Honestly, who cares. (Florida Atlantic wins.)
New Mexico State covers, but Boise State (-48) wins ... Southern California (-7) covers against Arizona. ... Central Michigan (-13) covers against Ohio ... Houston (-2.5) covers against East Carolina ... Connecticut (-7.5) covers against South Florida ... Rutgers (-1) covers against West Virginia ... Illinois (-3) covers against Fresno State ... California (-7) covers against Washington ... Wisconsin (-12) covers against Hawaii.
Last week: 6-8-1 vs. spread, 9-6 overall.
Season: 94-96-4 vs. spread, 153-45 overall.