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.
When the Alabama Crimson Tide and Notre Dame Fighting Irish take the field Monday night at Sun Life Stadium to battle it out for the BCS National Championship; a storied, but one-sided rivalry will be rekindled between two teams that are both beloved and hated by football fans.
Sometimes, the buildup to a game can overwhelm what actually happens on the field. Certainly, No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama would have to play nothing less than a classic to live up to all the hype for Monday night’s BCS championship.
Tommy Rees started 16 games at quarterback in his first two seasons at Notre Dame, before being beaten out for the job this season and turning into one of the best relief pitchers in the country.
Win or lose, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly doesn’t want his team aiming any lower than the national championship game in the future.
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.
Top-ranked Notre Dame is getting got down to the serious business of getting ready to play defending national champion Alabama in the BCS title game on January 7th at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens.
The college football season will come to an end in a little less than two weeks in South Florida when the Alabama Crimson Tide face off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Bowl Championship Series National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium.
No brawls, no chippiness. Not much of a game, either.
Many of Friday’s Sun Bowl players were either in diapers or not yet born the last time these two teams faced each other.