Alabama head coach Nick Saban has constructed his Crimson Tide squad like a well-oiled machine. It is a machine that operates smoothly when all parts are working harmoniously.
It's a machine that simply can't be stopped by taking away one part; a collection of parts must be eliminated for the Irish to walk away victorious on Monday evening at Sun Life Stadium.
There are five key players on the Tide depth chart that must be contained for Notre Dame to hoist the coveted crystal ball amidst the confetti.
Who might those five players be?
Let's have a look.