Alabama Football: Georgia Southern? Really? REALLY?

James BrownSenior Analyst INovember 19, 2011

STARKVILLE, MS - NOVEMBER 12:  Coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide talks with quarterback AJ McCarron #10 during a timeout against Mississippi State on November 12, 2011 at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)
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This is the time of year where every win gets scrutinized and alters the college football rankings. Teams are jockeying to get into position to compete in a BCS bowl and take a shot at the National Championship.

The Alabama Crimson Tide is one of those teams that will be considered for the big game. So it is interesting, not appalling, to see the Tide line up to play Georgia Southern today.

Really Alabama?

You should be ashamed. Was Tuscaloosa High School too busy to accept an invitation?  

This is one of the reasons that Alabama should get overlooked for the No. 2 spot in the BCS polls after the Oklahoma State upset.

No disrespect to the football program at Georgia Southern, but other teams in the Top 25 are lining up against much tougher opposition.

The No. 1 Tigers face a weak Mississippi team, but at least they are playing a team in the SEC. The fact that LSU has played six ranked opponents also speaks volumes.

The Oregon Ducks host USC today in the Pac-12. This is just one week removed from playing one of the top teams in the country. The Ducks are not sugar coating their schedule with cupcakes so they can cruise to the end of the season.

The Oklahoma Sooners play a tough road game against Baylor as they head down the stretch. They could have easily worked an easy team in the schedule, but instead they go on the road against a conference foe.

After looking at the top teams in the country, it is only Alabama that has set up a walk through at this stage in the season. Georgia Southern has a fine football program and they may even put up a fight against Alabama, but the fact that they are on the schedule this late in the season is a travesty.

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