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Published January 9, 2012
MUSBURGER SELLS TITLE GAME: ESPN's Brent Musburger discussed tonight's LSU-Alabama matchup in the BCS National Championship game and said, "I think the buildup and first quarter of our game would have been more interesting with Oklahoma State against LSU than having two teams that have already played." He continued, "But I think our fourth quarter is going to be more interesting with Alabama, given a second chance here against LSU. But we are going to do the game regardless of who was in it." Musburger added, "I understand anyone who wants to say: I saw that movie. It was the Field Goal Battle of the Century and I don't want to see it again. But I think it will be a little bit [different] this time, and we will have some touchdowns scored" (SI.com, 1/6). USA TODAY's Michael Hiestand notes Musburger "figures that besides SEC devotees ... viewers will tune in to see what he figures could be nine defensive players who'll become first-round NFL draft picks." Musburger said, "A lot of our audience will be watching to see future NFL guys" (USA TODAY, 1/9).