Flash forward to Jan. 7, 2013, to the BCS National Championship Game at that sure-to-be-renamed-yet-again stadium in Miami.
The teams: Florida and USC.
The buildup for this clash has been tremendous. The schools have been dominating both on the field and in recruiting since the mid-2000s, but are meeting on the field for the first time in 30 years. On one sideline stands Lane Kiffin, back for a third stint with the Trojans after briefly bolting to the Detroit Lions for one season. On the other, Urban Meyer, who returned from his fourth leave of absence in the last three years just in time for the SEC Championship Game.
Each has paid his conference $40,000 in fines since this matchup was announced.