The Crimson Tide is hoping for a healthy Barrett Jones come Monday night against Notre Dame.
Jones has been a key cog in Nick Saban's machine over the past few years, playing a variety of positions at exceptionally high levels. Jones is now anchoring the line as a center next to the best guard in college football, Chance Warmack, on arguably the best line in the sport.
Of course, the line will be even more important against a team such as Notre Dame, who has a bevy of NFL-caliber players on its front line and a Heisman Trophy finalist in Manti Te'o behind them.
The Fighting Irish rank No. 1 in scoring defense, allowing a paltry 10.3 points per game.