Bama opens at 10.5 favorites.
I've gotta say I don't see it. Notre Dame has got a great defense, but Bama just put on a power football clinic that would have intimidated Knute Rockne. Note Dame's offense has really got to be efficient with their possessions and keep their D off the field or they will get worn down badly.
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Well, good luck.
This whole story line is predictable.
The combination over the last few years of a friend/co-worker being a huge Bama fan, the level of suck that the Bills and Syracuse have achieved, and the enjoyment of watching real football being played for a change are pretty big factors in my jumping on the Tide bandwagon, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
That being said, I agree with your opinion that it should be an entertaining game, and if the Irish can in any way limit the damage from Lacy and Yeldon they certainly have a chance at pulling out a win.
Stopping Bama's running game will be a tall task but UGA really struggles v. the run and Alabama's trouble stopping UGA's backup NT in Kwame Geathers gives me hope that Louis Nix can bring some havoc. If Im ND Id come out throwing against an Alabama secondary that seems overrated outside of Milliner. Belue is a guy I'd pick on and the freshman Smith in the slot. Neither safety scares me in the least bit.
No elite pass rusher...no lock-down corner...no force at safety...no dominate LBer.
Looks like Kirby Smart is in play for the Auburn job.
If he gets it, will he stay and coach the NC game or head right to Auburn ?
How does Notre Dame usually schedule their games if they arent in a divison?
Martin and Nix returning for 2013. Two big-time players for the Irish coming back.
We also added on of the top RB recruits in the country in Greg Bryant. Which should fill the void that Wood will (most likely) need.