We now stand just three weeks away from the BCS Championship Game between No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama. Despite the higher ranking and the unblemished record, the Fighting Irish are more than a touchdown underdog to the defending national champions.
Why the lack of respect for Brian Kelly's team? Well, you don't need to be wearing crimson-colored glasses to see why the Tide have won 25 of their past 27 games dating back to 2010.
Here are five things about Alabama that will make the final days leading up to kickoff in Miami stressful for the Notre Dame coaching staff.