Who would have thought Notre Dame Fighting Irish would be playing for the crystal football on January 7?
I surely didn't think so, and I'm a Notre Dame fan.
It's one thing to make it to the National Championship, but another one to win it.
This year, the Fighting Irish face no easy task, they are playing against a powerhouse like Alabama, who has been to this dance several times now.
If the Irish are going to upset the Crimson Tide, and prove all the experts, voters and odds-makers wrong, they have to make sure they follow these five keys: