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Chris Dufresne previews Alabama-LSU showdown and more [Video]

November 4, 2011 |  2:10 pm


In Friday's video mailbag, Chris Dufresne is surprised to learn that an Alabama fan actually agrees with his column from Thursday, in which he wrote:

Alabama will get its chance to beat LSU on Saturday, and LSU will get its chance to beat Alabama. Neither team should get a second chance.

The loser of Saturday's game, in the rematch scenario, would not have even won its division of the SEC. And although there is no BCS rule against a non-champion earning a title berth, there was outrage when Nebraska got to the 2001 title game without winning the Big 12 North and calls for inquiry in 2003 when Oklahoma ended up No. 1 in the BCS standings despite being shellacked by Kansas State in the Big 12 title game.

In a flawed, beauty pageant sport with no playoff, there is no room for second chances.

In a video interview with CineSport's Tara Petrolino, Dufresne goes on to reiterate his stance that a rematch may be desirable under certain circumstances, such as a classic showdown between the two SEC rivals on Saturday and losses by teams such as Oklahoma State, Stanford and Boise State.

Dufresne also discusses the chances of Stanford going to the BCS title game and the passion of college football fans.


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