Phil Kornblut says there was just a small pocket of South Carolina Gamecock fans who wanted to go to Dallas for the Cotton Bowl. After the bowls were selected, we had heard that USC fans wanted to go somewhere different. I think Mizzou fans would have been happy with a trip down to Orlando, Florida.

As it turned out, the Tigers go back to Texas, USC goes back to Florida and all is right in the SEC universe. Yet, even Steve Spurrier made a plea for the Cotton Bowl.

We’ll talk with Phil of about that, plus just how serious was all this talk about Saban leaving Alabama.

I believe this may be the first time that Phil and I agree on everything.