Championship celebrations always follow better with six cold, clear crisp college football stories from around the country.
The NFL officially released its list Saturday of 73 underclassmen who have been granted special eligibility to be selected in the 2013 NFL Draft, a further commentary on the gap between SEC football and everybody else.
From top to bottom and everywhere in between, Alabama's 15th national championship was a team effort in every sense of the phrase.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn says former starting quarterback Clint Moseley has left the team.
Georgia Southern safety J.J. Wilcox has a point that he wants to get across at the Senior Bowl: "That no matter where you come from, you can play with anybody. That's the main goal."
Alabama and Georgia ruled the regular season, while Auburn and Georgia Tech struggled. The trend persisted into early 2013, when Christian Robinson, Quentin Dial and the Stripes squad hammered the Stars 31-3 in the inaugural Raycom College Football All-Star Classic at the Cramton Bowl Saturday afternoon.
"I've been lifting up my jersey for two years now. That's kind of like my thing."
The sight of Warmack's belly served as a lasting image of the 2012 Alabama offensive line, which was simply dominant throughout the Crimson Tide's third national championship season in four years. Warmack, in particular, had a season to remember, as he picked up unanimous, first-team All-American honors, was named one of the Crimson Tide's three team captains and elevated his NFL Draft stock enough to be in the conversation as a top five selection.
The Atlanta product will be in Los Angeles for the next few months as he trains for the national combine and Alabama's Pro Day.
"I just needed time to recover," Warmack said. "I knew I needed to train and get prepared for this Combine."