Why Alabama-Oregon Is the BCS Championship Matchup College Football Deserves

Colby LanhamCorrespondent INovember 4, 2012

TEMPE, AZ - OCTOBER 18:  Head coach Chip Kelly of the Oregon Ducks watches from the sidelines during the college football game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium on October 18, 2012 in Tempe, Arizona.  The Ducks defeated the Sun Devils 43-21. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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As we hit the final stretch of college football, it's time for the BCS debates to gain more fire throughout the next few weeks. Last season, the BCS was the biggest disappointment when they pitted an undefeated LSU against a one-loss Alabama team that had already been beaten by LSU. And to top it all off, two SEC teams played each other for the National Championship Game.

The result was a show of mediocre offenses that ended with Alabama prevailing despite not winning their conference title AND having lost to LSU in the regular season. College football doesn't need this again. We need a legitimate matchup that college football fans can look forward to.

It's why the perfect matchup should pit the Alabama Crimson Tide of the SEC against the Oregon Ducks of the Pac-12 conference.

This matchup is one that, first off, has intrigue.

Alabama has the nation's best overall defense, while Oregon has the nation's best offense, and has continually shown that no one can outscore them.

USC busted 52 points against Oregon and still lost the game, as Oregon scored an even more impressive 62 points.

What would be better than to see whether college football's best offense would prevail against college football's best defense? To wonder how many points Oregon could score against the stout Crimson Tide defense?

Another interesting aspect would be on the other side of the ball, where an improved Alabama offense would go against an improved Oregon defense that is actually able to get stops and get their potent offense back on the field more quickly.

Of course, the clashing personalities of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly and Alabama head coach Nick Saban would be a matchup all its own.

Both head coaches are known for their aggressive personalities on offense and defense, respectively, especially Kelly, who regularly puts up over 70 points on weaker teams on the schedule.

College football doesn't need another Alabama-LSU-like matchup; it needs something that fans will actually look forward to. And seeing Chip Kelly pit his quick-tempo offense against Nick Saban's hard-nosed defense will be something every college football fan deserves to see.