Notre Dame Fighting Irish

SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 03: T.J. Jones #7 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish gets a pat on the head from Robby Toma #9 after scoring a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Notre Dame Stadium on November 3, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Pittsburgh 29-26 in triple overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Fighting Irish Try To Awaken The Echoes Again

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.

CBS Miami–01/07/2013

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 05: The National Championship trophy sits on display during Media Day ahead of the Discover BCS National Championship at Sun Life Stadium on January 5, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bama Vs. Irish – Tale Of The Tape

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.

CBS Miami–01/07/2013

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Miami Belen Grad Who Beat Cancer On BCS Notre Dame Team

A Miami boy who was considered to be a ‘miracle’ child will return to his hometown with high hopes for his football team to win the Discover BSC National Championship.

01/06/2013

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Heavy Traffic For BCS Championship Game

Due to the heavy traffic expected from the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game, South Florida drivers who usually take routes towards Sun Life Stadium should make preparations to stay clear of those roads Monday night.

01/06/2013

Allstate BCS National Championship Game - LSU v Alabama

BCS Fans Descend On South Florida

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.

CBS Miami–01/04/2013

Alabama Defensive Coordinator Kirby Smart

Defensive Coordinators Of Bama & Irish In High Demand

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.

CBS Miami–01/04/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 01: T. J. Yeldomn #4 of the University of Alabama runs for a short gain during the first quarter of the game against the University of Michigan at Cowboys Stadium on September 1, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. Alabama defeated Michigan 41-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tide Players Get Wake-Up Call Ahead Of BCS Title Game

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.

CBS Miami–01/04/2013

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

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