The college football season is finally over. Though the BCS championship game between LSU and Alabama wasn't very exciting, I thought the contestants were the best teams and deserved to be matched up in the final. The SEC, home to both schools, appears to have distanced itself from its BCS football conference peers over the last 10 years.

For Alabama, it's the second BCS title since 1999 and the 14th football championship overall. It's also the third BCS title for peripatetic Alabama coach Nick Saban – two at Alabama and one at LSU. If Saban remains at Alabama for a few more years, don't be surprised if the faithful start mentioning his name in the same breath as the god-like Paul “Bear” Bryant.

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