TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama linebacker Christian Miller probably wasn’t giving too much away when he disclosed his intentions of sacking Jake Fromm again Saturday.
Miller, the Crimson Tide’s 6-foot-4, 244-pound Sam Linebacker, sacked the Georgia quarterback in last season’s College Football Playoff Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, too.
“I know it will be a challenge,” Miller said at Alabama’s media day on Monday in Tuscaloosa, “but it’s our job up front to be disruptive, and I think that’s going to be our game plan, just to be as disruptive as we can.”
Miller has 10.5 tackles-for-loss and 7.5 sacks this season on a Tide defense that ranks fifth in the nation with 40 sacks.
Georgia has done a decent job protecting Fromm, but the Bulldogs haven’t seen a defensive front like the Crimson Tide will put before them at 4 p.m. on Saturday (TV: CBS, Radio: WSB 750 AM, 95.5 FM) in the SEC Championship Game.
Miller made it clear that Alabama is laser-focused on winning the league title, something it failed to do last season.
Many have speculated that the Tide could still get one of the four playoff spots even if it were to lose to Georgia.
“We’ve wanted to have control of our own destiny and not put it in others hands,” Miller said. “This is a championship game, to me, this is big-time, this is a chance to win yet another championship, so we’re taking it very seriously.”
Alabama opened as a 10 1/2-point favorite but the spread has increased to 13.
Miller indicated the Tide is ready for what Fromm will throw at them, but they also know to expect the unexpected.
“They are balanced, they have multiple sets, pro formation, they are really a downhill attack,” Miller said. “It’s a pro offense, but you have to prepare to the best of your ability. Sometimes people can throw things at you that you haven’t seen yet.”
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