SEC Breakdown: Why Florida and Alabama Will Meet Again

Patrick FerliseCorrespondent IOctober 11, 2009

OXFORD, MS - OCTOBER 10:  Mark Baron #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs for a first down on a fake punt as Joel Kight #49 of the Mississippi Rebels defens during their college football game at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on October 10, 2009 in Oxford, Mississippi. (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)

As we know Florida Gators and the Alabama Crimson Tide are the top teams to talk about in the SEC. But the question is, how will they both fare in the SEC Championship game? The season definitely isn't over but right now we are currently seeing two big contenders for the SEC Championship title.

Florida Gators:

They're going to pull out all the stops for this game. Coach Urban Meyer's going to be taking out the secret playbook and using the plays he's been waiting to utilize all year long which he hasn't shown in regular season games. Also the Gators have their Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Tim Tebow. As we all know he's what everyone has been talking about in the past few years since he began his position as starting quarterback for Florida. They are also solid on the offensive and defensive lines which have been Florida's jewel through every game. They also have a strong second string offense and defense and a very talented second string quarterback. I don't think there's a doubt in anyone's mind that Florida will be going to the SEC Championship game. But then again, anything can happen in college football.

Alabama Crimson Tide:

One of the strongest defenses in the nation, Alabama's going to come out to play with a lot of confidence and power. Last year they went to battle against Florida in the SEC Championship game but fell short of a win. Coach Nick Saban is taking each week at a time preparing his team for every game that comes before them. He's very good at keeping the Tide level-headed and prepared before a game and likes to get as close to perfection as possible. Alabama also has a strong offense led by their talented junior quarterback, Greg McElroy. This is only his first year as starting QB, taking the place of John Parker Wilson who was drafted to the Atlanta Falcons. McElroy has great passing and reception numbers for only his first year starting. On Bama's offense, they also have running-back Mark Ingram, a 240 lbs 5'2 firecracker who is not only strong but shows a great amount of speed. The offense also has Julio Jones who was a five star wide receiver from Pensacola, FL who is now currently a sophomore at Alabama and showing that he definitely deserves his position as wide receiver. Alabama definitely has the ability to contend with Florida and a big chance to win.


I'd say both teams surely have the talent to be in the SEC Championship game. This is the biggest game in the SEC which will determine which team from the SEC will go to the National Championship. Both teams will be prepared and have good talented players on offense and defense. Who knows what both teams will be cooking up for this game.

Likelyhood of Winning the SEC Championship:

Florida: 53%

Alabama: 47%