The stakes are a little bigger than the last time, but with Alabama chosen to play LSU for the national championship in New Orleans January 9, the state of Louisiana will be experiencing a collective attack of déjà vu.

Outside of Alabama, not many people want this game. The two teams already met this year and LSU won the game 9-6 in overtime. Won it at Alabama, too. Now Alabama has a chance to get even while LSU has to do twice what was hard enough to do once. And there won’t be a rubber game if this time the Tide winds up on top.