BCS Championship 2012: Why Alabama Won't Be Favorites Next Year

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BCS Championship 2012: Why Alabama Won't Be Favorites Next Year
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Alabama just won the 2012 BCS championship Monday night, but fans better do their celebrating now because the the team will not defend its title next season.

There are a lot of things to like about the current Alabama team.

The defense just capped off an incredible run with a 21-0 shutout in the national championship game. After allowing only 8.2 points per game this season, the unit will be compared favorably to almost any other defense in college football history.

The Crimson Tide also had the best running back in the nation in Trent Richardson. The Heisman finalist carried the team all season long and provided plenty of highlight reel plays in each game.

Unfortunately, next year will be completely different.

Alabama will not win the national championship for the 2012-13 season. Here's why.

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