BCS National Championship: Decoding the Tide's Messages

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BCS National Championship: Decoding the Tide's Messages
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I watched a game on January 9, 2012 that sent constant spikes of adrenaline throughout my system for a solid 60 minutes. No, it wasn't a replay of the Baylor Bowl or the Fiesta Bowl—it was the BCS title game.

Now, with a score of 21-0 and LSU only crossing the 50 one time all game, I completely understand why the game was not as interesting to anyone not rooting for the Tide (or scouting for the NFL).

Only an Alabama fan cared if the Tide could go 60 minutes without a penalty. Only a Tide fan could actually find an adrenaline rush when LSU approached the 50 in the fourth quarter. Only fans that watched a defensive monster all year could legitimately get excited about what Alabama did in the title game.

Throughout the entire game, I noticed some things that made me wonder what Nick Saban was REALLY trying to say. I don't know him personally, but I know what I saw.

These are some observations and interpretations from the title game that may have gone unnoticed.

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