The Bowl Championship Series National Championship game is uncharted waters for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in recent years. The Fighting Irish haven’t won a national championship since the 1989 Fiesta Bowl.
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.
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.
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.
Alabama got a hand on the ball, which wobbled into the arms of a Georgia receiver who wasn’t supposed to catch it. Unable to get off another play, the Crimson Tide will now roll into the BCS Championship game.