By beating Notre Dame, Alabama can win its third national championship in the past four years and officially etch its name alongside college football's greatest dynasties, writes Ivan Maisel.
The biggest difference between LSU-Alabama I and Monday's title game was the poise and presence of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron.
Nothing rattles Auburn. Not even getting rattled. The iron-willed Tigers kept their national title hopes alive with a remarkable rally to beat archrival Alabama.
The scoreboard and stat sheet only tell part of the story of Alabama's rout of Penn State.
Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy focuses on the things he does have -- a 14-0 record and a championship ring -- rather than what he might lack.
The visit to the White House is a special moment for any championship team. Monday was Alabama's turn to be awed by that experience.
Getting caught up in the moment isn't Nick Saban's style. After leading Alabama to the BCS national championship, the Crimson Tide coach is only thinking about the next challenge.
Greg McElroy never had to leave the game. The Alabama junior never had to leave his team in the hands of an untested backup.
Greg McElroy's pursuit of perfection made him ordinary. The insight he gained from that experience enlightened him. Now, the Alabama QB is one game away from a perfect ending.
Alabama's domination of Florida may be forgotten if the Tide go on to win the national championship. But Saturday's SEC finale deserves to be remembered.
When four SEC coaches were asked to analyze the SEC championship game, they all came back to one difference-maker: Tim Tebow.
With its national title aspirations on the line against its archrival, Alabama climbed back from its biggest deficit this season and found a way to win.
Alabama guaranteed itself a date with No. 1 Florida in the SEC title game by beating LSU. And one play might give the Tide the spark to take them one game farther.
For all his physical gifts, Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain is just as impressive with his intellectual game.
No player or team has made the first half of the season sparkle, leaving fans waiting to be dazzled in the second half.
Alabama isn't very stylish on stage, but a rocking defense will have the Crimson Tide delivering the hits all season long.