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.
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.
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.
These aren't your father's or even your older brother's Blue Devils. Duke will face Florida State in a surprising showdown of ACC division leaders.
Florida State found itself in a familiar place -- struggling with penalties and a hostile environment, but used lessons learned in the NC State loss to survive in South Florida.
With friends and family looking on, running back Devonta Freeman stepped in for the injured Chris Thompson and carried Florida State past the Miami Hurricanes.
Dustin Hopkins knows the mantra of a kicker is to move on quickly from misses. He also says he's not hip to FSU's kicking history in the rivalry against Miami.
The FSU-Miami rivalry has lost some of its luster, but don't tell that to the Seminoles from South Florida.
Xavier Rhodes didn't like playing cornerback when he tried it out in high school. He's grown into the position at Florida State though, becoming one of the nation's best.
The Ohio State Buckeyes failed their first goal-line test against Miami (Ohio), giving Urban Meyer a teaching point.
Ohio State Buckeyes senior defensive end Nathan Williams makes an impact in his return from knee microfracture surgery
Ohio State's offense languished through a tough first quarter, but Devin Smith's one-handed TD catch ignited the offense, and the Buckeyes cruised past Miami (Ohio).
Facing Urban Meyers' new spread offense in practice should provide dividends for the Ohio State Buckeyes' defense when it faces the spread offense of Miami (Ohio) this Saturday.
Defensive line coach Mike Vrabel has a problem, but it's a good one: The Buckeyes have almost too much depth in their front four.
Miami (Ohio) passing game could challenge Buckeyes
Series: Time and Change. BuckeyeNation caught up with Tupa recently and asked him about fatherhood, coaching and his time at Ohio State.