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Associated Press Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron throws a pass during practice Wednesday in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Final BCS season should be a wild ride


The BCS farewell tour is about to begin.

Love it or hate it — we’re guessing there are far more in the hating camp — the system for determining college football’s national champion will be mothballed after this season, replaced by the new, aptly-named College Football Playoff.

As farewells go, this one has a chance to be a memorable one, filled with intriguing story lines, great players and great teams, led by two-time defending national champion Alabama.

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