A.J. McCarron was one of the bigger question marks coming into this game.
At the end of the game, he was the MVP.
Most of us had the faith that he could learn from his November match and capitalize on the lessons to bring out the win.
McCarron is going to be the captain of this team next year, and he earned it in a big way in the title game.
Here are five ways he stepped up and made Alabama the 2011season's national champion.