Kiffin, who just won 11 games in his first season as Florida Atlantic head coach, has a pretty keen perspective, too. He was a part of Alabama's 2015 national championship staff and worked alongside Alabama coach Nick Saban and Georgia coach Kirby Smart for two seasons as the Crimson Tide's offensive coordinator.
"It's the matchup that Alabama wanted," Kiffin said of Georgia's inclusion in the title game over Oklahoma. "If you look at who beats Alabama, it's spread teams with a quarterback that can move around like Baker Mayfield. They probably wouldn't admit it, but Alabama would prefer this matchup rather than the other way. Whenever Alabama has played the more traditional offenses, that is when Alabama usually shuts them down -- the Georgias, the LSUs. So that favors them.
"Georgia doesn't run the quarterback, but if you watched Georgia in the [Rose Bowl Presented by Northwestern Mutual], those backs are really good. Alabama is going to have to stay in the gaps, because it's not like you're going to run these guys down. Normally, Alabama is so fast that they don't give up explosive run plays."
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