It’s Day 2 of ESPN.com’s May Madness, and the field of 16 contenders for the first ever College Football Playoff was cut in half. The ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 each had at least one team advance, but only Alabama and Auburn remain from the SEC.
The other four teams -- Georgia, LSU, South Carolina and Texas A&M -- each had a fatal flaw that prevented them from moving on.
Jacob Coker has only been on Alabama’s campus for only two weeks and has yet to throw to a receiver, but as he goes, so goes the Crimson Tide’s offense. And he has the bloodlines and résumé to be very successful.
Meanwhile, Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall is a little more established, but his best is yet to come. Now that he’s been through a winter and a spring practice, he’s more comfortable with the offense and the expectations are even higher.
Will we see a rematch of the Iron Bowl in the first ever College Football Playoff? We’ll find out Wednesday when the field gets cut to four.