In the second edition of my series that delves into the personnel matchups between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Alabama Crimson Tide, I will take a look at the pass-catching units for both clubs.
While I broke down the similarities in the backfields of the nation’s top two teams in a previous article, the receiver and tight end units appear to be the most diverse when paired against one another.
Brian Kelly’s aerial attack relies heavily around the talents of tight end Tyler Eifert—the recent recipient of the Mackey Award given to the nation’s top tight end.
Meanwhile, Nick Saban’s go-to receiver—freshman sensation Amari Cooper—was playing in high school at this time last year.
What problems does each group pose for defenses, and what adjustments can be made to prevent them from making big plays?
Find out as I go inside the matchup by comparing the wide receivers and tight ends for both the Crimson Tide and the Fighting Irish.