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Kirk Herbstreit Previews Today’s Alabama-Georgia Game

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has issued his thoughts on this afternoon’s Alabama-Georgia contest at the SEC Championship Game.

The Crimson Tide, of course, are a heavy favorite against the Bulldogs, but Herbstreit does think Kirby Smart’s team has some things going for it.

Herbstreit issued some of his thoughts during an appearance on SportsCenter this morning.

“You go back to the national championship game and Mel Tucker and that defense on how to stop Jalen and they maybe thought at that time there’s a chance at Tua,” Herbstreit said. “Now, they have the entire second half to study and the entire regular season to study. One thing is for certain — Kirby Smart knows how to bring pressure. He and Mel Tucker have not worked just this week on the game film, they’ve worked the entire offseason for this game knowing there was a strong possibility of matching up against Alabama in Atlanta today, Tua and this offense.

“The sting, can you imagine how they feel? They’ve really out-played Alabama much of that game, got a big sack in overtime and were this close to capturing the national championship. There’s been a lot of people talking about Alabama the last 11 or 12 months, but not a lot of people talking about the sting of Georgia and the Georgia defense. They’r going to play with a lot of passion and emotion and I think the game prep will help them with all the film they have to get ready.”

If Alabama were to lose today’s game, it’s possible both the Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs would make the College Football Playoff for the second straight year.

The Alabama-Georgia game is set to kick off at 4 p.m. E.T.

It’ll be televised on CBS.

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