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).
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."