Well Alabama did what I thought they would do, and dominated the Irish en route to a 42-14 blowout. Not to take anything away from what the Irish did (they beat everyone on their schedule) but the Tide were too big, fast, and experienced for Notre Dame.
Originally, I predicted a 34-10 win for Alabama, which turned out to be pretty generous for Notre Dame. The Irish’s first scoring drive resulted from a blown call which converted a 3rd and 16, and a roughing the passer call to extend the drive.
The best entertainment of the night came in the form of quarterback A.J. McCarron’s current beau (and former Miss Alabama), Katherine Webb; who went from 500 twitter followers to over 100,000 throughout the night. Talk about a beautiful woman.
So the Tide wrap up another Championship season, and will look to make it three straight come this September when they open up against Virginia Tech. The road to Pasadena will be tough for the Tide as they’ll take on just about every power team in the SEC throughout their campaign.
Saban might need to decrease his celebration time to 24 hours to prepare for that gauntlet. The Dynasty is in full swing, and doesn’t appear to be letting up anytime soon.