Saturday, January 5, 2013

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

One of the most popular features on this blog is the Morning Six Pack, where we bring you a fresh set of clickable and quotable stories on college football from media outlets and bloggers from around the country. The next couple of days will also bring you a Pot Luck of media hype stories on the historic BCS Championship Game between Alabama and Notre Dame Monday night.

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Kelly skirts talk of NFL jobs, focuses on prepping Irish for Bama

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly addressed rumors regarding his departure to the NFL, leaving open the possibility there may have been contact with his agent.

An Early Primer on the BCS National Championship Game

With kick-off in the BCS National Championship Game a mere two days away, the official game preview will follow on Monday morning, but for the time being a quick primer on where we currently stand on several fronts.

Brian Kelly on the NFL: ‘It’s flattering if there is interest’

Like just about any coach, one would think Kelly would listen to an NFL organization (or, his agent, to whom he publicly deferred for such matters) if he received a call. Whether he’d answer the call, so to speak, is another matter entirely and one that is too early to tell one way or the other.

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly made tremendous impact on 2011 visit to Huntsville

Kelly made contribution to tornado relief work and dazzled local Irish fans.

Video: Nix and Tuitt the keys for Irish?

Mark Schlabach and Matt Fortuna look at the Notre Dame defense and how Stephon Tuitt is the key to beating Alabama.

Breaking Down Notre Dame: Receivers and Tight Ends

With our examinations of the Notre Dame defensive line, linebackers, secondary, and offensive line now out of the way, we will move on today to take a look at the pass catchers in the Notre Dame offense. The Irish Tight Ends.

Stephon Tuitt goes the distance to become star on Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense -- college football

Stephon Tuitt has come a long way to have a chance at winning the BCS championship as a key member of Notre Dame's defense. The distance has made him appreciate the journey, Mark Schlabach writes.

Irish quarterback Golson ready for spotlight 

Everett Golson has played on the big stage, but Monday he will play on the largest stage in all of college football.

BCS title game: Irish look for blueprint to beat Tide's secondary

It might not have been intended as a slight, but it was the first salvo fired in the war of words between second-ranked Alabama and top-ranked Notre Dame.

Notre Dame notebook: Fighting Irish working on red-zone issues

Notre Dame has had trouble scoring when it reaches the red zone this season, and improving in that area has been a point of emphasis as it prepares for Monday's BCS title game.

Four Irish runners have 2,286 yards

While Alabama uses tailbacks Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon as a 1-2 rushing punch, Notre Dame employs tailbacks Theo Riddick, Cierre Wood and George Atkinson III as well as quarterback Everett Golson.

BCS Championship Game will (probably) be won in the trenches

Texas A&M game was decided more by busted plays, Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart says.

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