Sunday, January 6, 2013

BCS Pot Luck: Stories from around the country featuring Notre Dame’s BCS Championship opponent

Continuing our feature bringing you a pot full of stories from around the country on the upcoming BCS Championship Game. Yesterday was Notre Dame’s turn. Today, it’s Alabama’s. Dig in!

Saban: Bama Players Should 'Honor the Opportunity'

Alabama coach Nick Saban says he and his team "honor the opportunity" to play for a national title.

Alabama’s offensive line is on a roll

The nation's best college football team? That will be answered Monday night when No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama face off in the BCS championship game at Sun Life Stadium. But no one is asking what team owns the country's best offensive line

Shelley, Foster ready if BCS comes down to them

If Monday’s game comes down to Shelley or Foster, they certainly have the experience for it. They’ve split Alabama’s place-kicking duties for three seasons. That covers 39 games, with them combining for 173 extra points and 57 field goals.

Players-only meeting was nothing out of ordinary, Alabama coach Nick Saban says, but it did refocus Tide

"Since that time I feel really good about how our players have responded," Saban says.

Yeldon's play speaks volumes

T.J. Yeldon is a young man of few words. As a freshman, the Alabama tailback has not been permitted to speak all season per coach Nick Saban's team rules, so his preference for remaining quiet was rather easy.

Need your car washed? Nick Saban would do the job right

Alabama coach talks about the influence of his late father, who owned and operated a service station in a small West Virginia town.

Alabama’s ‘Rudy’ appreciates his chance to wear crimson jersey

Notre Dame has “Rudy,” but Alabama has Levi Cook, a well-liked walk-on whose story isn’t nearly as well-known. If you don’t know about “Rudy,” we’ll give you the mini-recap: It’s a popular 1993 movie inspired by former Notre Dame walk-on Rudy Ruettiger. In the movie, Ruettiger’s teammates plead for the coach to put him in a game, and when he gets a chance for one play against Georgia Tech, he sacks the quarterback. The team carries him off the field.

Alabama's Landon Collins said mother has gotten over his choosing Tide over LSU: video

Landon Collins talks about his freshman season at Alabama prior to BCS championship game.

Tide's Sims embraces role of Irish QB in practice

"He's really the key this week," Alabama senior linebacker Nico Johnson said Saturday. "Their quarterback is very good, and Blake has given us a great look. He's given us good looks throughout the whole year, but he kind of elevated it and took it upon himself because he knows how important his role is. We're thankful for him."

Fourth period benefits UA offense, defense - Alabama

Fourth period isn't play period for the University of Alabama football team.

Alabama assistant coach Burton Burns enjoying another BCS championship ride

New Orleans native Burton Burns talks about his career as an Alabama assistant coach.

Tide quarterback’s second title trip enhanced by brother’s presence

At the end of his second season as starting quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide, AJ McCarron is no stranger to playing for the BCS National Championship. But there’s something different for him about this year’s experience. Last year, AJ’s younger brother Corey watched him lead the Tide to the national title. This year, Corey is AJ’s teammate.

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