Notre Dame will be the best defensive front Alabama will face all year. The heart of Manti Te'o will overcome the cold professionalism of the Alabama Crimson Tide. There's no underestimating class and belief in your teammates. Alabama may have size and speed but there's no underestimating the Fighting Irish. You may have BCS titles but we have Knute Rockne but oh dear that man just elbowed a grown man to the ground with a gesture one might confuse for a cough or just swatting at a fly, and yes we'd rather be somewhere else. We are Notre Dame, and we would rather be somewhere else.