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Nick Saban and Kirby Smart meet at midfield after 2018 SEC Championship Game
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The biggest matchup in the Southeastern Conference is here.

It was a competitive game before Kirby Smart took the head coaching position at Georgia in 2016, but his decision made the last two contests between Alabama and the Bulldogs very exciting.

Since becoming the Crimson Tide’s head football coach in 2007, Nick Saban is 5-1 all-time against Georgia. His lone blemish came in his first year, as the Bulldogs pulled out a 26-23 win.

Ironically, the Tide won the College Football Playoff National Championship Game against Georgia for the 2017 season by the very same score. After getting embarrassed by Ole Miss last week, Alabama’s defense looks to clamp down on the Bulldogs.

While this has all the makings to be the first of possibly two meetings between both teams this season, the Tide has Georgia at Bryant-Denny Stadium and wants to make the most out of it.

On Friday, yours truly and Patrick Dowd of Touchdown Alabama Magazine broke down the Tide’s high-flying offense versus Georgia’s dominance defense. We also discussed the status of Coach Saban, as he is now one negative PCR test away from joining his team. He has received two straight negative tests for COVID-19.

The commentating tandem of Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson of CBS will have the call at 7:00 p.m. CT tonight.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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