Happy New Year!
How Notre Dame responds a year after this title-game run is one of colleague Travis Haney's 10 things to watch for in 2013. Insider's Will Harris makes his BCS title game pick, along with the rest of the January bowls.
Colleague Alex Scarborough breaks down the running back matchup between Alabama and Notre Dame.
Good story here from the AP's John Zenor on Irish athletes lending Alabama a helping hand after last year's tornado damage.
Irish linebackers are preparing for the Tide's offense, Rachel Terlep writes in the Elkhart Truth.
SI.com's Andy Staples says that Tide QB AJ McCarron is excelling amid unrelenting pressure.
Haha Clinton-Dix says best-on-best practices can be challenging and frustrating, Don Kausler Jr. writes on AL.com.
As the College Football Hall of Fame closes, South Bend seeks new use for the building, the AP's Tom Coyne writes.