We are a week away from the national championship taking place, and about this time is when the coaches are putting the final touches on their game plan. Notre Dame and Brian Kelly are trying to figure out how to stop a power running game, while Alabama and Nick Saban are wondering if they can be the first team to really take it to a tough Irish defense.
In a game as big as this one is going to be, there are certain players you want to game-plan for. Sure, it is going to take a team effort to come out of this battle victorious, but there are a handful of guys who could absolutely destroy you if you can't figure out how to defend them.
Saban is the type of coach who doesn't change much from game to game, as he believes his squad has the advantage at the crucial positions. But in a battle for all of the marbles, you know the veteran head coach is going to have a few tricks up his sleeve.
Here are five players for whom Alabama must tweak the game plan, as they will be key for the Irish in bringing home the hardware.