“We want Bama” has long been a rallying cry in college football.

Sure, it’s a bit tongue-in-cheek, but as the saying goes, in order to be the best, you have to beat the best. And there’s no questioning that Alabama, under Nick Saban, is the gold standard of the sport, with its 18 national championships (6 of those in the last 13 seasons) and a seemingly endless pipeline into the NFL.

But could the tide (no pun intended) be turning?

Alabama hoped to make it back-to-back championships last season. Georgia, led by former Saban assistant Kirby Smart, had other ideas: following a loss in the SEC Championship to the Crimson Tide, the Bulldogs made the College Football Playoff field, taking down Michigan before beating Alabama in the national championship for a first title since 1980.

With “College GameDay” on hand as Texas hosts Alabama on Saturday, this sign was spotted in the crowd:

As another old saying goes, be careful what you wish for. That’s despite the fact the Longhorns got the better of the Dawgs the last time the 2 teams met: in the 2019 Sugar Bowl.

Texas, though, will get its shot at Georgia soon: it joins the SEC in 2025.