Originally written November 27, 2012 on Football Nation:
Notre Dame has taken care of business every weekend.  They have an offense that scores enough to win, while the defense stops the run.  This reminds me of those late millennium Buckeye teams that looked great until the BCS Championship Game - then things went south up against the SEC teams. Well, here we go again.  Alabama will take away anything that Notre Dame has on offense.Notre Dame has players like Everett Golson who are very athletic.  That's what the 2006 Ohio State Buckeyes had in a few of their players.  The problem was that the Florida Gators had speed at every position in 2006.  The same can be said about most of the SEC top ranked teams.I'm not putting ND's season down.  Notre Dame played against big name teams Oklahoma, USC and Michigan.  The difference is these teams haven't played big time football in 2012.Winning has given Notre Dame confidence going into the title game.  That confidence will vanish by the second half.  Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU...
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