Alabama's defense was No. 1 last season even with a few flaws, a testament to Nick Saban and Kirby Smart's system. This spring, they'll try to improve it.
TideNation's best guess at the top 25 players by position during Nick Saban's tenure at Alabama: 11 on offense, 11 on defense and three on special teams during a six-year span that's produced three national championships.
It's strength coach Scott Cochran's studio. The new 37,000 square-foot weight room is where the foundation of the Tide's championship formula is layed.
Despite ranking No. 5 in passing yards allowed, Alabama's defense proved susceptible to the pass late in the season, and Notre Dame is sure to take notice.