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ESPN's College GameDay set for Iron Bowl?

If Kirk Herbstreit is to be trusted, plan on the GameDay crew being on the Plans for the regular-season finale.

Kevin C. Cox

With Auburn and Alabama on a possible collision course for the biggest Iron Bowl in years, there has already been some speculation on whether ESPN's College GameDay would make an appearance for the showdown. There are other rivalry games on Nov. 30 -- Michigan-Ohio State, Florida-Florida State, Clemson-South Carolina, to name a few -- but it appears GameDay is already set to make the trip to the Plains.

Responding to a question on Twitter, ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit indicated the Iron Bowl GameDay show is a done deal.

It wouldn't be much of a shock for the Tigers and Crimson Tide to get the GameDay treatment. If Auburn can can get through this weekend's game against Georgia, it will be 10-1 going into the Iron Bowl against an almost assuredly 11-0 and No. 1 Alabama team. The SEC West title would be on the line, and it would be the best combined record for the matchup since 1994, when 10-0 Alabama edged 9-0-1 Auburn, 21-14.

If GameDay does visit Auburn, it will be the eighth time in school history. The last time the Saturday morning show was on campus was for the 2011 edition of the rivalry. Hopefully, this year's game will end in a better result than that 42-14 bloodbath.

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