Alabama is playing for its third national title in four years not because of one or two individual players, but because of its entire program. Like any team in this position, however, the Crimson Tide are not lacking star power.
After 37 days of strategizing, Notre Dame will unveil its plan to shut down Alabama on Monday night. For the Irish to win their first national title since 1988, they'll have to contain five players. Let's look at each one.