Alabama is known for getting underclassmen ready to play big-time college football, and many of them are already prepared to play in the NFL.
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.
Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart won't leave mentor Nick Saban until he has an opportunity for similar success as a head coach.
DawgNation writers David Ching and Radi Nabulsi stop by the TideNation Roundtable this week to discuss the Georgia Bulldogs and the SEC title game.
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.
It would have been bad for Alabama to lose defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and his recruiting ties to neighboring Georgia. It could have been worse for him to end up at archrival Auburn.
With offers from all over the country, Class of 2014 running back Bo Scarbrough decided to stay home and join a long line of Crimson Tide ballcarriers.
The nation's No. 2 prospect schedules an afternoon press conference, during which it's possible he'll decommit from Bama.