The Alabama Crimson Tide got a second chance to dethrone the mighty LSU Tigers on Monday night in the Allstate BCS National Championship game, and they took full advantage of that opportunity. Folks back home in Tuscaloosa rejoiced following the Tide's 21-0 shellacking of the previously unbeaten Tigers in the Superdome in Louisiana.
Everyone knew that this game would feature defense, just like the two teams' previous matchup on November 5th. There are several future first-round draft picks on each of these two defenses, and they were on display again in the clash for all the marbles.
For LSU, sophomore cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and junior cornerback Morris Claiborne may be the two players with the brightest future in the NFL.
For Alabama, junior cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and senior safety Mark Barron are almost surely headed for the NFL Draft in April, and there is a strong chance that both will be first-round selections.
How did each of these guys state their case in Monday night's championship game to the NFL scouts watching their every move?