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It Always Is About Bama

Anyone who has been watching Alabama football in recent years had reason to expect an outcome different than Alabama 41, Arkansas 38 on Saturday night. Much is made of Arkansas failing to fold, coming back from down three touchdowns with 28 consecutive points. And rightly so. But as we'll all come to know, football in the South is once again about Alabama. And about Nick Saban.

As Alabama's 21-point third quarter lead was erased by the potent offense of Arkansas Saturday night in Bryant-Den ny Stadium, one can imagine the thoughts around the Southeastern Conference, and around the nation. One suspects the opinion was that the Sports Illustrated story on Nick Saban and Alabama was once again premature, that the Crimson Tide was still losing games in the fourth quarter...

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