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Avoiding the trap

Two years after falling in Columbia, S.C., UA ready for Columbia, Mo., trip

Updated: October 9, 2012, 12:00 PM ET
By Alex Scarborough | TideNation

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Two years ago, Alabama was in this very same position: 5-0, ranked No. 1, looking like world-beaters. The Crimson Tide had all but one first-place vote in the coaches' poll heading into a seemingly benign matchup against No. 19 South Carolina.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Stephen Garcia did what he had never seemed capable of doing -- the inconsistent quarterback played a perfect game under center for the Gamecocks as they upset the Tide 35-21 in Columbia, ...

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