The most popular topic all week hasn't been who is headed to Tampa but rather who isn't.

When The University of Alabama announced the news on Monday that offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin would be relieved of his duties just one week before the national championship game, it sent shock waves through college football. The top-ranked and undefeated Crimson Tide will try to repeat as champs against Clemson with Steve Sarkisian calling the plays.

Earlier this week, Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News joined The Game to talk about the decision by head coach Nick Saban and what it means to the Alabama football team as it prepares to face the Tigers in the College Football Playoff championship game.

You can hear the entire discussion in the video above.