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Notre Dame vs. Alabama: BCS Title Preview Hub

It doesn't get much bigger than No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 2 Alabama in the national title game. Visit SI.com daily for a full suite of preview content as two of the nation's most storied college football programs prepare to face off in the BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 7.
 
Mandel: Don't anoint Alabama as the BCS champion just yet
 
 
Staples: What Notre Dame, 'Bama need to do to win
 
Deitsch: Notre Dame-Alabama broadcast primer
 
A matchup for the ages
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With two of the nation's most storied programs set to face off, all is right with the sport, says Tim Layden.
 
Rosenberg: ND is back -- and college football is better for it
 
 
Roundtable: Three keys to victory for Notre Dame
 
Roundtable: Three keys to victory for Alabama
 
Can Alabama-Notre Dame live up to the hype?
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Alabama-Notre Dame is supposed to be a game for the ages. But will it be? SI.com's college experts debate.
 
 
Gray: Alabama again fielding dynamic duo at tailback
 
Staples: Nose tackle vs. center will be key matchup
 
Mandel: Soft-spoken Mosley key to Tide's vaunted defense
 
Legacies on the line
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This BCS title game carries historical implications. Maggie Gray, Stewart Mandel and Pete Thamel discuss.
 
 
Thamel: Bob Elliott's long, resilient journey
 
Lawrence: Irish's Riddick finally realizes potential
 
Mandel: Developing Golson could be key for Notre Dame
 
Media day mashup
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Alabama and Notre Dame players and coaches sound off as the BCS championship matchup approaches.
 
 
Rosenberg: Saban crafting complex, remarkable legacy
 
Thamel: The politician? Inside Kelly's career arc
 
Staples: How many titles do Tide, Irish really have?
 
Randy Staples' revisionist history
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Alabama claims 14 national titles; Notre Dame 11. Are they all legit? SI consultant Randy Staples has his say.
 
 
Mandel: Previewing the title game action on our podcast
 
Staples: 'Bama S&C coach lights the fire
 
Thamel: Beyond recovery: Adam Sargent and Notre Dame
 
Golson could test Alabama D
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Does Notre Dame QB Everett Golson's ability to improvise mean trouble for Alabama? Andy Staples explores.
 
 
Thamel: Unlikely alliance for Slive, Swarbrick
 
Te'o: Notre Dame's star, in his own words
 
Staples: Alabama native McCarron excelling amid pressure
 
Key seniors ready to go
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Is Barrett Jones physically ready? Is Manti Te'o mentally ready? Andy Staples checks in from Ft. Lauderdale.
 
 
Anderson: Jones leaving a lasting legacy at Alabama
 
Staples: Irish's Nix delaying NFL to fulfill mom's dream
 
Staples: For Irish's Tuitt, path to BCS began on Georgia road
 
BCS championship breakdown
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SI.com's Andy Staples and Pete Thamel debate the keys to the Alabama-Notre Dame title game matchup.
 
 
Moments of Glory: Notre Dame's incredible 2012 run
 
EA Simulation: Predicting a 21-20 win for Alabama
 
Sounds from South Bend
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Notre Dame students sound off from South Bend on what it means to see the Irish play for the national title.
 
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