The Crimson Tide is taking on the Fighting Irish in the BCS National Championship Game, and Saban has been thinking out of the box to prepare his players for the big game. On Sunday, he took a page out of legendary Yankees closer Mariano Rivera’s book.
If Notre Dame were playing anyone but Alabama and Nick Saban, I would guarantee that the Dome comes home with the hardware. But only one team has an absurd surplus of future Sunday stars. Alabama wins a classic, 27-23.
Love ’em or hate ’em, it’s hard to turn away from Notre Dame and Alabama.
College football has the national championship it has long dreamed of.
The Notre Dame Irish are moving to No.1 — and aren’t a fluke.
Notre Dame are ready to write a new chapter in their illustrious history.
The Tide are coming off one of the most impressive performances in college football history. They were the best team last year, and they’re the best team this year.
In a bowl season that saw several out-of-this-world offensive performances, we were all reminded last night of the oldest and truest cliché in sports.
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.
While the BCS system is flawed, the title game features, without a doubt, the correct matchup.
A #1 against a #2 has only happened five times in the BCS era, and the last four winners of those meetings have gone on to play in the national title game. I expect we’ll see that streak reach five this year.
The biggest game of the week is #3 Alabama (1-0) taking on #23 Penn State (1-0). Two of the winningest programs in college football history, two teams led by legendary coaches, two teams with BCS dreams.
Cam Newton threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, leading No. 2 Auburn back from a 24-point deficit Friday for a stunning 28-27 victory over No. 9 Alabama that kept the Tigers on course for a shot at the national championship.
No one knows how many more twists the Cam Newton saga still holds. But everyone has a pretty good idea where he will be when it’s over, regardless of how it ends: cashing paychecks in the NFL.
LSU twice rallied from second-half deficits and once again coach Les Miles employed a little trickery on fourth down, allowing the No. 12 Tigers to beat fifth-ranked Alabama 24-21 on Saturday.