Second chances are rare in life, and in the world of college football, it is uncharted territory in the BCS era.
After a 9-6 loss to LSU on Nov. 5, the Alabama Crimson Tide were left to pray for a second chance against the Tigers.
Christmas came early for Tide fans, on the first Sunday in December, when their dreams became a reality and they were awarded a spot in the national title game.
With the memories of failed opportunities in Round 1 deeply embedded in their minds, Alabama came out and executed nearly flawlessly in all three phases as it dominated LSU Monday night en route to a 21-0 victory and the school’s second national title in three years.
Here are 10 things we learned about Alabama’s BCS title game win over LSU