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    Writer says Notre Dame would crush Alabama (bleacherreport warning)

    Alabama Football: Why Tide Should Root for USC to Beat Notre Dame

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    Alabama's aspirations to repeat as national champions took a big hit when the team lost to Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M. However, the Crimson Tide are now back in the title hunt after stunning losses by Oregon and Kansas State over the weekend.
    Notre Dame and Alabama are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the AP poll for the first time since 1967. The matchup of the two historic college football programs would be a battle for the ages. But if Alabama wants to hoist the crystal ball in Miami, the Tide should root for the struggling USC Trojans to upset the Irish next week so they can avoid the game all together.
    Notre Dame's defense, led by senior and Heisman candidate Manti Te'o, is scary good. The Irish are currently tied for first with Alabama in scoring defense and are allowing just 288.3 yards of offense per game.
    The athletic unit has also stifled opponents' running backs—something Alabama relies on heavily.
    The Irish also have the talent to mirror the game plan that Texas A&M laid out in its win over Alabama: Take away Eddie Lacy and T.J Yeldon and force the Tide to beat you through the air.
    AJ McCarron is good—his 21 touchdowns and only two interceptions are a testament to that—but he won't be the reason the Tide win. If anything, the savvy Notre Dame defense may prey on the junior quarterback.
    The Aggies forced McCarron to throw 34 times, tying the highest total of his career.McCarron completed just 61.8 percent of those passes, and he threw his only two interceptions of the season.

    Should Alabama be worried about Notre Dame?

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    It's a tall task to ask USC to take down the juggernaut that has become Notre Dame, though. The Trojans are fresh off a crushing loss to crosstown rival UCLA, and quarterbackMatt Barkley reportedly left the Rose Bowl with his shoulder in a sling Saturday:

    A game between Alabama and Notre Dame would be the most hyped game of the millennium—and rightly so. However, the Tide would be better suited not having to face an Irish team in the midst of its best season in nearly a decade with the national championship up for grabs.

    What do you think? Will both teams win their remaining games and meet in Miami? Should Alabama be worried about Notre Dame? Let us know in the comments below.

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    Re: Writer says Notre Dame would crush Alabama

    I remember back in 2009 when Texas' run (#1 in the country) defense was "scary good" against the run. Let's see how they take care of busniess when they go out to LA and face USC.
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    Re: Writer says Notre Dame would crush Alabama

    Typical BR trash. ND is a poorer version of Alabama. Oregon and KSU have a chance, because their offenses could cause us problems. ND is really similiar to Bama 2008. ND should be happy of what they've accomplished, but realize they are not world beaters.
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    Re: Writer says Notre Dame would crush Alabama

    Now Notre Dame is a juggernaut?

    LOL there, big time.
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    Re: Writer says Notre Dame would crush Alabama

    Bless His Heart.

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    Re: Writer says Notre Dame would crush Alabama

    Quote Originally Posted by OreBama View Post
    Typical BR trash. ND is a poorer version of Alabama. Oregon and KSU have a chance, because their offenses could cause us problems. ND is really similiar to Bama 2008. ND should be happy of what they've accomplished, but realize they are not world beaters.
    I like the 2008 comparison. They are about to get a reality check...from us (potentially) if not the Trojans.
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    Re: Writer says Notre Dame would crush Alabama

    writer? nah that's just a Bleacher report everyday Joe who would like to be a writer. I hope that's the way they really think up north lol
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    Re: Writer says Notre Dame would crush Alabama

    I stopped reading when he said ND should "mirror the game plan that Texas A&M laid out in its win over Alabama: Take away Eddie Lacy and T.J Yeldon and force the Tide to beat you through the air."
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    Re: Writer says Notre Dame would crush Alabama

    Has Micheal Ventre been forced to turn to Bleacher Report to publish his tripe?
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    Writer says Notre Dame would crush Alabama

    We will dominate ND. Their defense would not hold up to Bama and they have no balance on offense. People will point to Oklahoma and say look at what they did, Oklahoma is no Alabama though, especially not this version.
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    Writer says Notre Dame would crush Alabama

    Quote Originally Posted by OreBama View Post
    Typical BR trash. ND is a poorer version of Alabama. Oregon and KSU have a chance, because their offenses could cause us problems. ND is really similiar to Bama 2008. ND should be happy of what they've accomplished, but realize they are not world beaters.
    They are no 2008 Bama. That team could mash and mash and mash. ND skates by teams like Pitt!
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    Re: Writer says Notre Dame would crush Alabama

    I knew the sickening Notre Dame love would come out. They've been hyped all year. I hope the Tide gets a chance to embarrass them in the BCSNC game.
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    Re: Writer says Notre Dame would crush Alabama

    Quote Originally Posted by JBama_in_PCOLA View Post
    They are no 2008 Bama. That team could mash and mash and mash. ND skates by teams like Pitt!
    They are not a facsimile by any means. I meant more in spirit that they are an overachieving squad with some great talent mixed in with very average players and everything has gone their way so far.
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