The Daily Outkick: Monday, December 3, 2018

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Alabama Survives Georgia In SEC Title Thriller, Playoff Race Down to OU or UGA (Outkick) Jalen Hurts, bringing the Tide back with two fourth quarter touchdowns, delivered one of the great comeback stories in the history of college football and in the process struck a blow for everyone who has ever faced adversity and toughed it out rather than immediately running to fairer pastures.

Why the College Football Playoff Selection Committee Got it Wrong (Yahoo Sports) On Selection Sunday, the most rigid, risk-averse, politically sensitive, establishmentarian sport on the planet simply did what comes naturally.

The College Football Playoff’s Best vs. Most Deserving Debate Doesn’t Matter (The Ringer)  The committee has changed its mind on what it cares about from year to year.

New Coach Won’t Guarantee Aaron Rodgers or Packers Instant Success (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Rodgers never said he wanted McCarthy fired or that he was playing to get him fired, but he never stuck up for him, never spoke about how the two are working together to get things fixed and often played with the body language of someone who was fed up with everything.

College Football Playoff: Alabama vs. Oklahoma; Clemson vs. Notre Dame (New York Times) College Football Playoff: Alabama vs. Oklahoma; Clemson vs. Notre Dame.

New NFL Attack Video Raises Doubts About League’s Investigations (Wall Street Journal) An incident involving Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt occurred in February. But he was only released by the team after a video of him attacking a woman surfaced on Friday.

The Wait and the Work That Made Jalen Hurts an Alabama Hero in the SEC Title Game (Sports Illustrated) When Jalen Hurts’s number was unexpectedly called late in the SEC championship game, the QB with 26 wins to his name knew what to do. After all, he had been preparing for this moment.

The Republican Party Has Changed Dramatically Since George H.W. Bush Ran It (538) the GOP has changed dramatically since it nominated Bush for the presidency in 1988 — a fact reflected in the ex-president’s strained relationship with the GOP’s new standard-bearer, President Trump.

College Football 2018-2019 Bowl Schedule (Big Lead) Bowl season is almost here and we’ve got all the games listed for you here. Enjoy!

Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, Georgia’s Kirby Smart React to College Football Playoff Exclusion (CBS Sports) Georgia and Ohio State both missed the top 4 despite making a late-season push to be included in this year’s playoff.

ESPN Reveals Launch Date For ACC Network (Deadline) Building on the momentum of college conference-affiliated TV ventures like the SEC Network, ESPN and the Atlantic Coast Conference have set August 22, 2019, as the launch date for the ACC Network.

11 Potential Packers Head-Coaching Candidates to Replace Mike McCarthy (Sporting News) The Packers’ next hire is critical, because it will define the back end of star quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ career with the franchise.