The season’s kickoff on Sept. 1 was a long build up to this. Tonight is the final destination on the arduous road through the college football season. The Superdome is our Mordor and LSU/Alabama are our Samwise and Frodo. Friends of the Blog at BamaHammer.com will get you sufficiently hyped with a video gallery. Meanwhile, DeathValleyVoice.com wraps up its BCS Countdown/King of the South preview series with an official predicition.
Previewing the final chapter of the 2011 season (and last game for nearly eight months, single tear) is Crystal Ball Run. Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples breaks down the scoring index for each of our participants. To get you through the work day leading up to kickoff, check out podcasts from SaturdayNightSlant.com and Michael Felder’s InTheBleachers.net, the latter of which features guest appearance by ESPN’s Charles Arbuckle. For historical precedent on the match-up, The Historical on SBNation harkens back to a clashes in 1958 and 1964.
Among those who will be tuned in tonight wondering what if — and more so than anyone else — is Oklahoma State’s head coach, Mike Gundy per USA Today.
More (non-BCS) links after the jump.
- Penn State continues to sort through its post-Joe Paterno era. Bill O’Brien is in a tenuous position, and per VictoryBellRings.com, the latest shake-up may have some recruits unhappy.
- Tebowmania continues to run wild, and last night’s herocis may have sparked it to an unprecedented fever pitch. HailFloridaHail.com has more.
- Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Oregon’s uniforms are a recruiting tool and Nike’s constant innovations for the Ducks have other programs trying to play catch-up. BeaverByte.com called for an extreme facelift on Oregon State’s unis, and Beaver fans put together prototypes.