AJ McCarron

No. 8 UGa looks to get past familiar nemesis: No. 13 Alabama

Mark Richt had to acknowledge this week is a little different for Georgia. "A lot of people are excited," the coach said Tuesday, breaking into the subtlest of smiles. "At least that's what I hear." Indeed, the No. 8 Bulldogs have a chance to take a step toward a truly special season when they host No. 13 Alabama on Saturday. Of course, they've been in this position before against Nick Saban's Crimson Tide. It hasn't worked out so well. Georgia started the 2008 season ranked No. 1 in the country, only to have its hopes crushed when Alabama raced out to a 31-0 halftime lead between the hedges. In 2012, the teams met again in the Southeastern...