Nick Saban and John Calipari are opposites personality-wise. But when it comes to building and maintaining an elite program, the coaches have a lot of similiarities.
Alabama and head coach Nick Saban continue to pick from the best of the best recruits because they win national titles and send a large group of players to the NFL.
Alabama will get some much-needed workouts for reserve players like Gene Smith as the Crimson Tide prepare for the NCS national title game.
Alabama used its offensive line to plow its way through Georgia on the road to the BCS title game. Now, the Tide know they face another battle with the Irish.
Alabama nose tackle Jesse Williams embodied the Tide's perseverance in winning the SEC Championship game against Georgia, as he fought through an injury to impact the victory.
Freshmen running backs have factored heavily into Alabama and Georgia's runs to SEC Championship game -- T.J. Yeldon for the Tide, Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall for the Dawgs.