The Pigskin Prognosticator Picks The Tide To Roll Over The Dawgs
The ultimate “oh-NO!,” scenario has hit college football.
Not only is Alabama in the championship game but so too, is another SEC team, and you can hear the moans echoing from across plains of Oklahoma to the frigid tundras of the Big 10 and the shores of the Pac-12.
As well as a bit on the Plains of Auburn.
But despite any protests, the Pachyderms are packed up and in Atlanta to take on the suddenly salivating Dawgs from Georgia, and it’s going to be the SEC’s version of the Bomb Cyclone winter storm.
So here’s what the Prognosticator sees as the South goes marching toward another college football title. Game time is PT because the Prognosticator lives on the West Coast.
Alabama vs. Georgia (ESPN, 5 p.m., Mercedes Benz Dome, Atlanta)
The Redcoats are standing in the way of Nick Saban’s annual March To The Sea that keeps the Tide cresting higher than any wave seen in Savannah or St. Simons, and once again the Bama boys must go through the heart of Atlanta to reach their objective.
In this matchup of “Sweet Home Alabama” against “Georgia On My Mind,” Georgia fans want to complete the Sabanaztion of Dawg Nation while the Tiders are again seeking 17, as in 17 National Championships.
Don’t expect to see the defense-is-optional outcome of the Rose Bowl, where touchdowns were stacked up like cars on the LA freeways. Instead, this is likely to be like an ol’ Dixie duel, with points coming as slow as a Southern drawl.
The Tide will run the ball and if the Rose Bowl is any indication, this will bring new meaning to the words “dog pound” for the Dawgs D, because the Tide will pound them into the turf.
Now the Kirbys can run, too; in fact it’s their preferred method of transportation. They like to Chubb along and you get a clear picture of their Saban-esque two-back attack when they turn on their Sony. They key will be when they pass; will frosh Fromm be asking “where are all those defenders coming from” or will he be shredding defenders like a lumberjack in a Georgia pine forest?
Fromm, by the way, was originally committed to Alabama but flipped to Georgia at the last minute.
Meanwhile, the Elephants will be putting the Hurts to Georgia. That is, when they are not stomping over Bulldogs’ chests with their seemingly endless herd of running backs.
Saban is Smart’s teacher but afterward the pupil may be saying the same thing other seedlings from the coaching tree of another Alabama legend often repeated, “somehow, I don’t think ‘ol Bear taught me everything he knows.”