With five weeks remaining until the heavily-anticipated national title tilt between Notre Dame and Alabama, I will begin a weekly breakdown of how the Irish and the Crimson Tide compare and contrast to one another at every position.
To kick off this series that goes inside the matchup between the nation’s top two teams, we will start by breaking down the backfields for both clubs.
For all of the talk about Brian Kelly’s unbeaten squad trying to end the SEC’s string of consecutive national title winners, his team and Nick Saban’s club are similar even in their differences.
Their backfields—which are diverse in style and personnel, yet equally as effective—serve as a shining example of what makes each club so tough to defend.
How do the backfields of the nation’s top two teams stack up against one another?
Find out in this feature comparing Notre Dame and Alabama’s quarterbacks and running backs.