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Alabama using Texas A&M as motivation in weight room

Alabama has won the last two BCS national championships, but that isn't good enough for the Crimson Tide.

Alabama has won the last two BCS national titles, but that still isn't good enough for the Crimson Tide.


Those championship seasons each had one blemish.


They want perfection.


Last season's stunning home loss to Texas A&M still stings in Tuscaloosa, and they're using it as motivation.


There's no doubt the Tide have Sept. 14 circled on their calendars when they visit College Station for the rematch.



Alabama was No. 1 when quarterback Johnny Manziel and the Aggies came to town last November and shocked the Tide in a 29-24 upset.


Manziel's dazzling performance helped him become the first-ever freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.


No one gave Manziel much of a chance against 'Bama's stout defense, but they'll be sure to be ready for him this time around.