Gene Chizik goes from Auburn's king to a mere jester, yet the #KeepChizik hashtag could yet prove prescient for Alabama's faithful.
A look at the things to watch in Saturday's Auburn-Alabama rivalry matchup.
The normal hype and hatred that accompanies the Iron Bowl have been toned down a bit due to Auburn's struggles and Alabama's dominance, especially with the lack of upsets in the series.
Alabama might have bought into the hype, but then Texas A&M beat the Tide. Now, with two wins standing in the way of another BCS title apperance, Nick Saban has his team focused only on Auburn.
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.
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.
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-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.
No. 1 Alabama goes into unfamiliar territory Saturday, as it travels to Columbia, Mo., for its first SEC matchup with the Missouri Tigers.
Alabama has been good on the offensive and defensive lines, but the No. 1 Crimson Tide are hardly satisfied with their play in the trenches.
Waiting patiently for his turn, then through lower-body injuries, Eddie Lacy is finally leading the Alabama ground attack.
Alabama is on top of the college football world heading into a trip to Columbia, Mo., this week. That doesn't mean anything though, as it was in the same position two years ago before losing in Columbia, S.C., to South Carolina.
It would have been bad for Alabama to lose defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and his recruiting ties to neighboring Georgia. It could have been worse for him to end up at archrival Auburn.