There are few things better in life than college football, and kickoff is slowly getting closer. What makes the sport special isn’t just the stars or the big plays, but the storied rivalries that make for emotionally charged momentum plays. In 2022, rivalry games will be just as important as ever, and this offseason may have provided a new one in the SEC.
Alabama and Texas A&M have had great games in recent years, but Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher have only charged up the next meeting between the two, which has created a ton of buzz as of late. The new season also features a return to relevancy on the West Coast with Lincoln Riley and a handful of star-studded transfers becoming USC Trojans, which in turn puts a spotlight on a couple of its rivals.
Of course, there isn’t a better rivalry in the sport than Ohio State and Michigan, who played in one of the biggest games last season that helped the Wolverines land a spot in the College Football Playoff.