Stevensson High, Ala., was the school that earned the most national attention after winning the Heisman Trophy last season.
Now, it’s the school where quarterback James Franklin has made his name.
The story is not over, however.
Steventon has yet to play a game.
The Crimson Tide and Heisman winner must make the playoffs and, if he does, they’ll play in the College Football Playoff semifinals.
If Franklin doesn’t make the postseason, Stevensen would be left to compete in the BCS Championship Game.
That means Franklin will have to play at least five games in the regular season to earn a playoff berth.
The first five games of the season will be decided by the regular-season standings.
But after that, teams will face each other in the championship game, which begins on Nov. 25.
The game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network and ESPN.
The semifinal is scheduled to begin on Nov 29.
Franklin, the first player from Stevinsons program to win the Heisman, will be the first quarterback from Alabama to win both.
He will be a Heisman finalist the second time, after he helped Alabama to a national title in 2007.
Franklin and the Crimson Tide have been linked throughout the year, with Franklin playing for the Crimson Tigers and Franklin representing Alabama at the 2011 National Football Foundation Awards.
Franklin has been in the spotlight this season as a Heisman candidate.
He has played in four of Alabama’s last five games and has been among the most productive players in the SEC.
The Tide and Florida State are the only two teams in the country with a winning record.
Franklin led Alabama to the title game of the BCAA regional semifinals, a victory that will help Alabama win the BWC title.
Alabama has lost three straight games, including a loss to Florida State in the semifinals.
Franklin is the first Heisman finalists to play for Alabama since the Crimson Nation was introduced to the Heisman in the mid-1990s.
He was the runner-up in the Heisman voting of 2011.
Franklin was one of four Heisman finalies to play in both the Rose Bowl and Cotton Bowls.
The other four finalists were Johnny Unitas, Johnny Unitreau and John McKay.