Now it’s facing Florida, a matchup that the past two seasons has come in the SEC championship game, pitting No. 1 vs. No. 2 with a spot in the BCS championship game on the line.
Just in case this game needed more juice, the Tide provided it after last year’s 32-13 thumping of the Gators: Alabama players mocked the Gator chomp in the closing seconds, and Tide fans cheered when Florida legend Tim Tebow was shown on the big screen at the Georgia Dome—tears rolling down his face.
This fall, Alabama and Florida will play in the regular season October 2 at Tuscaloosa, setting up the potential for a rematch in the SEC title game. What’s better than the new greatest rivalry in college football?
The greatest rivalry played twice.