A picture perfect backdrop has greeted tens of thousands of Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Alabama Crimson Tide fans as they descend on South Florida in preparation for the Bowl Championship Series championship game.
Colleges across the country have filled all of the available head coaching jobs this year, but two of the hottest names each time a job comes open are ready to match wits against each other as defensive coordinators in the BCS national championship game at Sun Life Stadium.
Usually when a team is looking lethargic and out of sorts on the practice field, the head coach does something to get their attention. But the Alabama Crimson Tide didn’t follow that formula before Thursday’s practice.
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.
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.
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.
Less than 24 hours after the Orange Bowl ended, the preparations are already underway for the Bowl Championship Series national championship game at Sun Life Stadium.
Quick, name the college football team that has won the most national championships. Alabama? Notre Dame? Princeton? If you gave any of those answers, and maybe a few others, you might be right. Because over the years there have been a lot of organizations using different methods to determine who they think is national champion.