Found November 19, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama players don't even have to leave their couches to be one of the big winners in college football's national championship sweepstakes. The second-ranked Crimson Tide (10-1, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) has benefited the past two years from a pair of late-season upsets by other teams, proving that patience is sometimes as important as perfection. Alabama jumped right back into win-and-in mode with Saturday night's losses by Oregon and Kansas State. Last year, the one-loss Tide got a reprieve with Iowa State stunning Oklahoma State and Oregon toppling Stanford. "It's college football," Tide safety Robert Lester said. "Just like last year, crazy things are going to happen. Crazy things are going to happen next year. The only thing we need to worry about right now is to play our football and not worry about what's going on outside Alabama and handle it the way we need to handle it." What's going on inside Al...
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