BCS Championship Game Open Thread: LSU vs Alabama... Whom To Watch

Former Dolphins head man Nick Saban has assembled a near-professional roster down in Alabama. They head to New Orleans to try and win the rematch and BCS Championship against undefeated LSU.

The long awaited rematch has arrived, as LSU and Alabama prepare to face off for the BCS Championship in New Orleans. No two schools feature as many pro prospects as these two SEC universities, as witnessed by my summer series, "Pet Cats". At the time, there were 15 potential draftees between the competitors, and apparently the question of who was the best team went unanswered in LSU's 9-6 victory on November 5th.

Now, after over a month worth of rest for each school, they meet again for all the marbles. LSU is undefeated with victories over several top programs, while Alabama has only the loss to the Tigers but a much higher grade of players with pro potential.

The game features the two best defenses in the country, as well as the top two cornerback prospects in LSU's Morris Claiborne and Alabama's Dre Kirkpatrick. For those wondering, LSU's Tyrann Matthieu is a true sophomore and will not be eligible for the 2012 amateur draft.

Consider this your open game thread, to discuss the action as it unfolds. Geaux Tigers, Roll Tide.

Follow the jump for a list of the pro prospects (according to NFLDraftScout.com) from each of the combatants.

Alabama Prospects

Player Position Position Rank
Dre Kirkpatrick CB 2
Marquis Maze WR 23
Trent Richardson RB 1
Mark Barron SS 1
Robert Lester FS 3
DeQuan Menzie CB 31
Jerrell Harris OLB 25
Brad Smelley FB 7
Courtney Upshaw OLB 2
Dont'a Hightower ILB 2
Josh Chapman DT 9
Alfred McCullough OG 29
William Vlachos C 7

LSU Prospects

Player Position Position Rank
Ron Brooks CB 41
Morris Claiborne CB 1
Sam Montgomery DE 2
Rueben Randle WR 6
Brandon Taylor SS 12
Stefoin Francois OLB 37
Jordan Jefferson QB 17
Karnell Hatcher SS 17
Deangelo Peterson TE 12
Jarrett Lee QB 22
James Stampley FB 15
Ryan Baker OLB 38
Will Blackwell OG 21
T-Bob Hebert C 15
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