The Alabama Crimson Tide faced off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the BCS National Championship at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida on January 7th, 2013. The total dominance of Alabama started early and didn’t let up until the Crimson Tide had ran up a 35-0 lead by the third quarter. Notre Dame finally put some points on the scoreboard midway through the third quarter but by then it was much too late for the Fighting Irish to muster any kind of a comeback. With this win the SEC extends it’s dominion on college football after now winning 7 straight National Championships in a row.
After reeling in yet another top recruiting class, Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban reflects on the impact that the incoming players will have on his football program in the years to come.
The Alabama Crimson Tide celebrated their victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2013 BCS National Championship game in grand fashion. A parade was held in Tuscaloosa, AL to commemorate the occasion. Alabama has plenty of reason to celebrate after they made history, becoming one of only 2 other teams in college football history to win 3 National Championships in 4 years.
Reuben Foster had an ongoing recruiting saga up until signing day. The five star linebacker originally from Georgia was initially an Alabama commitment. Then he moved to Auburn, Alabama prior to his senior year in high school and flipped his commitment to Auburn. Foster even had the Auburn logo tattooed on his forearm. Following the departure of Auburn head coach Gene Chizik, and his staff, Foster then reopened his recruiting and again was strongly considering Alabama. On signing day he showed up wearing an ensemble much like what Alabama head coach Nick Saban is known to wear during practice, leaving little doubt that the commit had again switched his commitment. Reuben Foster signed with the Alabama Crimson Tide recruiting class of 2013.
Several Alabama players saw a significant increase in their draft stock following their dominant performance in the BCS National Championship game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish where the Crimson Tide demolished the undefeated Irish 42-14.
Junior Alabama running back Eddie Lacy, who has already declared his intentions to enter the NFL Draft, has battled various injuries throughout his career at Alabama but really showed what he was capable of towards the end of the 2012 season where he ran for more than 300 yards combined in his last two games which were the SEC Championship against Georgia and the BCS National Championship against Notre Dame. He is projected to go in the mid to late 1st round or perhaps early in the second round.
Alabama Junior running back Eddie Lacy, right tackle DJ Fluker, and corner back Dee Milliner declared their intentions to forgo their senior season at the University of Alabama and enter the NFL Draft. This has become an annual occurrence at Alabama. Although this might stifle the progress of most other football programs, this only serves as a lure for top level recruits to join the Alabama Crimson Tide football program so that they can have a chance to join the growing list of former Alabama players that have gone pro thanks to Nick Saban’s guidance and leadership.
See what was going on behind the scenes in the BCS National Championship Game featuring the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
After claiming a 3rd National Championship in 4 years, the Alabama Crimson Tide have accomplished what only two other football programs have ever accomplished since the beginning of the “Poll Era” in college football. This solidifies Alabama’s status as college footballs latest Dynasty. The Crimson Tide show no signs of letting up either. They return a lot of firepower on offense and defense and will look to getting rolling towards another title in 2013.
The Alabama Crimson Tide played the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida on January 7th, 2013 for the BCS National Championship.
The quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide AJ McCarron, now a two time national champion, discusses his role in this years championship victory and reflects on the season and what may lay ahead for himself and the Crimson Tide.
The Alabama Crimson Tide have now accomplished a feet only 3 other football programs have ever accomplished since the “Poll Era” began. They have won 3 National Championships in a span of only 4 years. This solidifies the current dynasty in effect in Tuscaloosa. Alabama returns many players and a lot of offensive firepower next year and will look to make it 4 titles in 5 years.
The Alabama Crimson Tide came out fast and furious and ran up the score on the vaunted Irish defense by scoring 28 unanswered points in the first half alone. By the end of the game the Crimson Tide had turned a dominating performance beating Notre Dame 42-14.
At the close of the 3rd quarter in the BCS National Championship it was clear that Notre Dame had nothing to offer that would help them contest Alabama’s absolute domination of the game. However towards the end of the 3rd quarter the Fighting Irish did manage to sneak into the end-zone after Alabama started to get more 3rd and 4th team players into the game rotation. So at least they were able to save face (sort of) in what was a total rout.
As the game between Alabama and Notre Dame progressed, it became clear that the Fighting Irish were not playing like champions on this day. Or if they were you couldn’t tell because the Crimson Tide was outplaying them in every phase of the game. At the half Alabama lead 28-0.
The Alabama Crimson Tide lead the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the end of the first quarter of the BCS National Championship at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida on January 7th, 2013. In what was suppose to be Notre Dame’s coming out party for their return to national prominence, Alabama spoiled the party and quickly ran up a 14-0 lead.