As much as the Bowl Championship Series was maligned; when the system wrote its final chapter Monday night at the Rose Bowl, it closed the book on an era of college football with one of the best championship games ever.
Only one team stands between the SEC closing out the BCS era with eight straight national championships, the Florida State Seminoles. FSU will try to dethrone the SEC Monday night by beating the Auburn Tigers in the final BCS National Championship Game.
Fans of the Florida State Seminoles and Auburn Tigers have just hours until kickoff and everyone is making their last-second pick on which team will bring home the crystal football.
The Auburn Tigers have been here before. A BCS national championship game after a quick turnaround. But Auburn is hoping this time, the game will remain the same, but the aftermath will be different.
Tajh Boyd went out in style. Sammy Watkins probably played his finale as well. And Clemson even got to take a little swipe at rival South Carolina.
Wind sprints are no longer needed at Florida State practices. There’s plenty of running in between plays.
The finishing touches are underway at Sun Life Stadium for the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl Game between the Clemson Tigers and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The annual bet between the governors of the states in the BCS national championship game has been made and either way, someone is going to get something good.
Dressed in a Ohio State jersey with the name “Big Nut” on the back, Jon Peters poses for pictures. He painted his face scarlet and gray and is decked head-to-toe in everything Buckeye.
As Florida State and Auburn prepare to play for the BCS National Championship, a huge cloud of uncertainty is hanging over both head coaches.