Lost somewhat this week amidst all the College Football Playoff speculation and news of coaching changes is what Alabama is on the doorstep of accomplishing Saturday afternoon in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Alabama is seeking to become not just the SEC champion, but back-to-back SEC champs.
Last season, Alabama defeated Missouri, 42-13, in the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta. This year's Crimson Tide squad wrapped up the West Division last weekend and will face East champ Florida for ultimate conference bragging rights.
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Winning a conference title two straight seasons is no easy feat, especially in this day and age of unparalleled parity in the game. In fact, it's been quite a while since any SEC team has finished on top two consecutive seasons. And it's been even longer since Alabama was the team to do that.
So when is the last time an SEC team won back-to-back titles? Here are a few hints. Bill Clinton was President. "Shakespeare in Love" and "Saving Private Ryan" were the top new movie releases. And the Georgia Dome still had green-colored pavement — aka AstroTurf — for its playing surface.
Oh, and Derrick Henry? Yeah, this season's Heisman front-runner was a 4-year-old toddler probably spending most of his free time watching "Blue's Clues."