It may seem like deja vu all over again, but Alabama and LSU are finalizing their preparations for one another again.
Once again, the SEC West is on the line. The SEC title is on the line. The BCS title is on the line. Pretty much anything and everything that each program has worked for since January is on the line.
For the winner, all the hard work is rewarded. For the loser, well, pretty much everything is lost and the season is a bust.
Alabama comes into this one as a relatively heavy favorite when considering that it is a night game in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. But if the Tide is going to come out the victor, there are a few things that it will have to do.
If the Tide executes on all five, there is no way it comes away with anything less than a convincing victory and a berth in the SEC title game.