BCS Bowl Projections: LSU-Alabama Rematch Is Right Move for BCS

Adam SpencerCorrespondent IDecember 4, 2011

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 26:  Dont'a Hightower #30 of the Alabama Crimson Tide calls the defense against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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It's certainly not official yet, but it's looking more and more like the 2012 BCS National Championship Game will be between the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Some experts on Twitter are already saying LSU-Alabama is a sure thing.

That means the high-octane Oklahoma State Cowboys will have to settle for a Fiesta Bowl berth.

As upsetting as that might be to some, an LSU-Alabama rematch is the right move for the BCS.

Oklahoma State has an impressive résumé, but Alabama's only loss came to the No. 1 team in the country. And, it was an overtime loss at that.

Any team that makes it through a brutal SEC schedule with only one loss is worthy of a national championship appearance. Heck, even Arkansas, with losses against Alabama and LSU, is more worthy of a national championship game slot than some one loss teams.

Therefore, it makes sense to give them another shot at LSU to see who is the best team in the country after both teams have had a month to prepare.

Here are a couple reasons the LSU-Alabama game is the right move for the BCS.


Marquee Players

LSU's team features Morris Claiborne, Tyrann Mathieu and Russell Shepard.

OXFORD, MS - NOVEMBER 19: Morris Claiborne #17 of the LSU Tigers looks on against the Ole Miss Rebels on November 19, 2011 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. LSU beat Mississippi 52-3. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
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Alabama's team boasts Trent Richardson, Courtney Upshaw, Dont'a Hightower and Mark Barron. 

There’s a lot of NFL-caliber talent that will be on the field in New Orleans if a rematch does indeed happen. 

That amount of talent will make for an exciting game. It’ll just be an exciting 13-10 game instead of an exciting 33-30 game.

Both styles of play are exciting to watch. Just because teams aren’t lighting up the scoreboard doesn’t mean they aren’t playing great football. 


Elite Coaches

Nick Saban and Les Miles are two of the best college football coaches in the country. 

Given a month to prepare for each other, I can’t wait to see what sort of game plans these teams come up with. 

The Mad Hatter is known for throwing trick plays into the mix every now and then. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a fake field goal or some other trickery on January 7.

For Saban, it's a chance for him to win his second national championship at Alabama and to beat a school he led to a 2003 national championship victory.

For Miles, it's a chance to win his second national championship at LSU and to beat Saban for the second time in a season.

The winner of this game has to be considered the best current coach in all of college football.

The game should be an exciting defensive battle and should be plenty of fun to watch.