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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2009, file photo, Auburn coach Gene Chizik, left, greets Alabama coach Nick Saban after Alabama beat Auburn 26-21 in an NCAA college football game at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. It is cliche to say this Southeastern Conference rivalry divides families--it's also true. Alabama-Auburn is a 365-days-a-year topic in the state. How important is this game? Put it this way, if Alabama beats Auburn on Friday but somehow the Tigers still went on to win the national championship, there will be plenty of Tide fans convinced their team had the better season. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2009, file photo, Auburn coach Gene Chizik, left, greets Alabama coach Nick Saban after Alabama beat Auburn 26-21 in an NCAA college football game at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. It is cliche to say this Southeastern Conference rivalry divides families--it's also true. Alabama-Auburn is a 365-days-a-year topic in the state. How important is this game? Put it this way, if Alabama beats Auburn on Friday but somehow the Tigers still went on to win the national championship, there will be plenty of Tide fans convinced their team had the better season. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

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