Today, I am down in Atlanta for the SEC Championship game. Or, if we’re calling a spade a spade, the first National Championship game of the season. This game marks only the seventh time in college football history that No. 1 and No. 2 in the AP poll have met during the season—and were teams from the same conference.
There is a ton of excitement about this game, and as an SEC junkie and Florida grad, I’m pretty dang excited to be down here for this game. On Sunday, I’ll be writing about one of these teams for our BCS preview issue. And obviously, I am totally impartial.
Also today, our “NEXT” issue hit newsstands with the winner of our online fan voting—Matt Ryan—on the cover. Check out the online version of my story on Matt here. But go out and get the magazine, too. It is one of the coolest-looking issues we’ve done in a long time.
COACHES SABAN AND MEYER ON STAGE AT THIS AFTERNOON’S COACHES LUNCHEON. THEY WILL TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS NOW …