The national championship matchup is set and will be a showdown of the ages between Alabama and Notre Dame. Nick Saban's club will enter the contest next month as heavy favorites, as not too many people outside of South Bend are giving the Irish a legitimate shot to pull off the upset.
However, Notre Dame did run the table this season and showed that it is worthy of a shot for the crystal football. In fact, there may be a few starters on this Irish team that are even better than the players on the Crimson Tide roster.
What if I was to tell you that a certain linebacker for Notre Dame is better than any linebacker for Alabama? Could members of the Irish secondary be better than the Crimson Tide's defensive backfield? What about the offensive side of the ball?
Here are five players for Notre Dame that are better at their respective positions than Alabama.