Finally, the BCS National Championship is here. Notre Dame last played November 24, when they beat USC 22-13, and Alabama a week later, with a 32-28 victory over Georgia for the SEC Championship.
Both teams have had plenty of time to get healthy, study their opponent, and game plan from every angle possible. From a match-up standpoint, we've got an SEC powerhouse that will try to dominate the trenches and out-muscle their opponent, versus a more athletic team that will try to out-finesse theirs.
From a scouting perspective, Dan Kadar has a list of players to watch for tonight - LINK - so make sure to pay attention to some players that could on the board when the Chicago Bears make their pick.
Here's the skinny:
What: 2013 BCS National Championship Game
Who: Notre Dame vs. Alabama
When: 8 p.m. (ET)
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
Announcers: Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit
Odds: Alabama -9.5
SB Nation Coverage: Alabama - Roll Bama Roll | Notre Dame - One Foot Down
This is your BCS National Championship Open Thread... Have fun!