Alabama columnist on how Jim Delany's statement about how future playoff teams should be selected (includes a shot at Alabama's team last year) will work as motivation for Alabama against Michigan. Things I had forgotten from last year: Alabama played at Penn State. Although Penn State was outclassed, they may have played Alabama tougher than any other team on their schedule not named LSU, especially on defense (something not mentioned in the column).
“He was on the other side of the court, screaming: ‘Good shot, Kev!’” Durant said, shaking his head in delight. “I’m thinking, this guy’s an All-American type of teammate right there.”