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Monday, January 7, 2013
Twittercast: Final pregame observations

By ESPN.com staff

Hard to believe ND was unranked in the preseason AP poll. Hard to count out a veteran offensive line and a talented defense. #NDvsBama

— Alex Scarborough (@AlexS_ESPN) January 8, 2013

BCS matchup: Bama OC Doug Nussmeier does a fantastic job calling a game to attack where a D is weak. Look for 2 TE sets & motion. #NDvsBAMA

— Trent Dilfer (@TDESPN) January 8, 2013

BCS matchup: Look for Golson to attack "numbers" area of field with short passes then get chunks on 2nd reaction plays. #NDvsBAMA

— Trent Dilfer (@TDESPN) January 8, 2013

Notre Dame has allowed only 10 TDs (9 by the defense) - the fewest in a season in the FBS in 12 years.

— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) January 8, 2013

With a win tonight, Alabama canbecome the first program to win back-to-back BCS championships.

— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) January 8, 2013

The oldest starter on Notre Dame is Mike Golic Jr., who was born on 9/28/1989, 270 days after the Irish clinched its last title

— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) January 8, 2013