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Allstate BCS National Championship Game - LSU v Alabama

Bama Sees Challenges In Irish Offense

Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart runs the stingiest defense in the country when it comes to yards allowed, but sees a bunch of challenges in preparing for Notre Dame.

CBS Miami–01/04/2013

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 01: Running back T.J. Yeldon #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide stiff arms safety Bacarri Rambo #18 of the Georgia Bulldogs while rushing the ball during the third quarter of the SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on December 1, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Bama & Irish Run First Offenses Mirror Each Other

In the modern college football world, pass-happy spread offenses are all the rage. But when Alabama and Notre Dame take the field at the Bowl Championship Series Championship Game, it will be a battle of grind it out, old school running games.

CBS Miami–01/03/2013

COLUMBIA, MO - OCTOBER 13: Center Barrett Jones #75 and the Alabama Crimson Tide face off against the Missouri Tigers during the game at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on October 13, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Tide’s O-Line Looks To Bulldoze Irish

The Alabama Crimson Tide have become synonymous with a solid running game since Nick Saban took over, but that running game is only as good as the offensive linemen blocking for the running backs. For Alabama, the offensive line is arguably the biggest strength of the team.

CBS Miami–01/03/2013

Alabama Defense

Defense The Name Of The Game For Irish & Tide

The Alabama Crimson Tide have been known for their defensive prowess since head coach Nick Saban took over. But Alabama isn’t the only team bringing a stellar defense to the Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game next week.

CBS Miami–01/03/2013

Manti Te'o

Irish’s Te’o Ready To Deliver Against Bama

Notre Dame middle linebacker Manti Te’o has kept himself quite busy since the Irish’s final game against USC. From the Heisman Trophy ceremony to various other awards, Te’o has crisscrossed the country before ending up in Miami for the Bowl Championship Series title game.

CBS Miami–01/03/2013

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide congratulates lineman Barrett Jones #75 after a touchdown against the Texas Longhorns in the second quarter of the Citi BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl on January 7, 2010 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Tide Gets Starting Center Back

The Alabama Crimson Tide’s offensive line has been one of the best in the country this year. An injury to center Barrett Jones had kept him out since the SEC Championship game. But that all changed during Tuesday afternoon’s practice.

CBS Miami–01/02/2013

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

‘Bama Shuts Out No. 1 LSU, Claims BCS Title

Jeremy Shelley kicked five field goals and Trent Richardson broke a 34-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter as No. 2 Alabama beat No. 1 LSU 21-0 on Monday night — the first shutout in BCS title game history.

CBS4–01/10/2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 08:  The Alstate BCS Championship logo is seen painted on the field at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 8, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Bama Looks For Revenge In BCS Title Game

When former Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban walks onto the field for the BCS National Championship Game Monday night; it’s probably safe to say that every sports bar in South Florida will instantly become LSU supporters.

CBS4–01/09/2012

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