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Former Bama QB Greg McElroy: UGA resembles Alabama of 10 years ago

NFL player turned analyst and College Football Hall of Famer Greg McElroy knows what it takes to go all the way at the college level. The Crimson Tide's former starting quarterback, in Atlanta for the national championship game, picks Alabama on Monday. But he's got respect for the Bulldogs after their historic Rose Bowl victory, and predicts an exciting matchup on Monday.

"It's amazing to me just how much Georgia at this point resembles what Alabama looked like 10 years ago," he said during a quick interview ahead of an appearance at the World of Coca-Cola. Fans were able to register their predictions on the "Liter Board" (see what they did there?) by selecting a Coke product from either the Georgia or Alabama side.

"Since I am picking Alabama in the game, I will fill up my Coke cup out of one of the Alabama spouts," he said proudly.

The crowd seemed fairly evenly mixed:

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