Concern about the Alabama secondary is practically a spring staple. With A-Day come and gone, though, the secondary prompted few, if any, questions. Six interceptions and 10 pass breakups saw to that.
Alabama walked the tightrope to the national championship and found solid footing on the sandy beaches of Miami. The Crimson Tide players can't expect that to happen again.
Alabama will make its trip to the White House Monday. It's getting routine and the Tide might be back again before President Obama's second term ends.
Alabama won the national title and its offense was a major reason why. Alex Scarborough hands out his grades.
Alabama has won two national titles in a row and three in four seasons, excelling where many others have failed in college football history. What are the odds that Bama's run will continue, though?
First-year offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier didn't want to reinvent the Alabama offense, just fine tune it. Now he gets to take it for a spin against Notre Dame's highly regarded defense.
Kevin Norwood has his breakout game in last season's BCS title game. A year later, the Alabama junior receiver has become the Tide's steady hand on offense.
Alabama's veterans knew about them in the spring and preseason. After some amazing performance, culminating in the SEC championship, the football world know about the Tide's super freshmen
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 didn't look ahead to the SEC championship game and dispatched Auburn 49-0 in the Iron Bowl, giving the Crimson Tide a clear route to a BCS title spot.
Alabama might have bought into the hype, but then Texas A&M beat the Tide. Now, with two wins standing in the way of another BCS title apperance, Nick Saban has his team focused only on Auburn.
The Crimson Tide have a routine of one day to ride out the emotion of a win -- and the same applies, they say, after a dramatic loss to Texas A&M that changed the BCS.
Nick Saban allowed Alabama QB AJ McCarron to take the reins of the offense during the BCS Championship Game win last season; since then, the junior has let loose a bit.