After struggling in the midseason loss to LSU, Alabama's special teams transformed from a weakness to a strength in time for the rematch in January.
Ten wins and an SEC East championship were nice perks for Georgia in 2011, but the Bulldogs realize that they could have done more.
Mark Richt doesn't seem fond of the favorite role against Florida and is quick to point out the Gators' three-game losing streak came against LSU, Alabama and Auburn.
Arkansas, Auburn and Tennessee are among programs looking for new coaches. Those new coaches are entering an SEC that's as powerful at the top as ever with six 10-win programs.
While many might be worried about Alabama's recent performances on offense, but it's not showing with AJ McCarron. The Tide QB isn't panicking while looking at the final stretch of the season.
Alabama looks to regain its edge after two uneven weeks that resulted in an escape against LSU and a loss to Texas A&M.
LSU was expecting to basically start over on the offensive line next season. But with injuries necessitating the use of several young players, the Tigers are set up well this season and in the future.
Alabama's game-winning touchdown drive Saturday was the latest in a troubling trend by the Tigers' defense -- the inability to stop a hurry-up offense.
The Tigers dominated No. 1 Alabama for much of Saturday night's game, but failed gambles and one final Bama drive cost them an upset and a chance at much more.
If Alabama makes it to the national title game, it will be the final drive on Saturday night that people remember.
It's the Game of the Century, again, as No. 1 Alabama takes on No. 5 LSU for the third time in the last calendar year.
Zach Mettenberger, who transferred to play for the Tigers, could see a quick rise in his first season playing at LSU, similar to that of Bama's efficient passer.
Alabama will bring its ball-hawking defense to Death Valley to face the LSU offense on Saturday, ready to pounce on any Tiger turnovers.
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron had his coming-of-age party in last season's BCS Championship Game against LSU, which now seeks a way to contain him.
Alabama-LSU represents the ultimate in SEC football, as it will be a physical dogfight in the trenches.
Crimson Tide players have been thinking about the LSU game all season. This week, they finally get to talk about it.