Heard in the Herd

Nick SabanAP Photo/Dave MartinColorado State coach Jim McElwain describes his time working under Nick Saban at Alabama.

Colorado State coach Jim McElwain discusses his time working as Nick Saban's offensive coordinator, says Saban is surprisingly relaxed going into big games, describes Alabama's offensive strategy and much more. Listen

ESPN NFL analyst Herm Edwards says he doesn't question Mike Shanahan's decision to keep Robert Griffin III in Sunday's game. Edwards says the only problem he has with Shanahan is his lack of running plays in Sunday's game plan. Edwards also comments on whether or not the Seahawks can keep their momentum going into Atlanta and Chip Kelly's decision to stay at Oregon. Listen

ESPN.com director of college scouting Todd McShay says both teams appear to be focused and disciplined heading into tonight's matchup. McShay notes that Alabama has more NFL talent than Notre Dame, including quarterback A.J. McCarron. Listen

Colin Cowherd, Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo sit down for a discussion on Monday's BCS National Championship and review wild-card weekend in the NFL. Listen

"Spanning the Globe" features the Washington Post's Dave Sheinin, ESPN LA's Dave Shore, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley and ESPN's Joe Schad. Listen


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