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.
With Alabama in its bye week, TideNation grades out the performance of the Crimson Tide defense during the first five weeks.
The undefeated Crimson Tide are solid across the board on offense, with pass protection and productivity from its H-backs and tight ends two of its few areas with room for improvement.
Head coach Nick Saban refuses to allow his No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide to reflect on their accomplishments.