With the BCS title game now less than a week away, both Alabama and Notre Dame are putting the finishing touches on the game plans that they expect to win them the national championship.
For the Tide, the path to success in this game should be quite simple, as Alabama will likely stick with the formula that has helped them to to win 61 of their last 68 games and two of the last three BCS crowns.
Nonetheless, we will take our best shot at projecting the route that 'Bama will follow to victory come Monday night.
While it would be preposterous to suggest that I can formulate a better game plan than head coach Nick Saban can, there is certainly no harm in taking an educated guess at what that plan will be.
Please know going in that this is going to be heavily slanted towards an Alabama victory, hence the title, as any decent game plan should.