The Alabama Crimson Tide are set to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the BCS National Championship game this January. The Tide are assumed to have the better roster, but there are at least five starters for Alabama that would play second fiddle at Notre Dame.
The Alabama defense has been smothering all season, but there are a few players that are not nearly as potent as their Irish counterparts.
The Crimson Tide have fielded a better offense than the Irish all season, but a number of injuries leave the Tide searching for playmakers on the outside.
Looking ahead to the national title game matchup in Miami, here are five players that would fall to second string if they landed in South Bend.