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The -- a huge prize up for grabs tonight the BCS national championship game college football's top ranked programs number one Notre Dame and number two.
Got a -- head to head -- the most anticipated Bogans really many years.
Of course these are two -- most popular and -- storied programs in the country in the biggest days of the year.
There's been a lot of hype after all ESPN is involved so can it live up to its sports journalists -- -- -- Jim Gray is with us this afternoon -- it's great to see you.
-- great to be with you man I can't wait I don't know if notre Dame's gonna be able to keep up with them or not but but -- be nice to see a good game you think will get one.
Well everything would indicate not Alabama's just a much better team.
Notre Dame as a great defense they give up ten point three points per game Alabama.
Ten point seven but Alabama's competition.
Has been so much better really it's been the luck of the Irish when you look at.
How they got in here they just barely held on somehow that field goal kicker messed up in triple overtime and -- beat Pittsburgh.
They also got lucky in a game.
Purdue took him to the limit but also.
You can argue that Alabama they have a lucky -- as well because they look like they were out of it after Texas a and I -- but then not.
Or again in Kansas they both lost so here we are getting Johnny football from from the Texas a and M was the only one who seem to be able to get much done and frankly -- -- in play that well that day.
But Jim over the weekend my my team Ole miss played Pittsburgh doubted that compass bowl in Birmingham and frankly the -- Pittsburgh didn't have the star running back just blew right out of the stadium and you wonder how a team that would place so close with that he could end up.
Where they are.
Well but that's how this is I mean really when you look at college football it so topsy turvy and upside down in the whole thing.
You know hopefully I gotta get this rectified next year when -- when the new plan comes into place but this is one big long exhibition season.
That is basically determined by computer and nobody can really figure out because how can you say that one team's loss.
If it's more important that Oregon's loss was worse than the loss that Alabama hasn't learned in this now and and then.
The competition in the whole thing is just a mess so.
As we get on with -- sort of become more like the NCAA college basketball tournament obviously we won't have 64 teams but we will have four teams and it it'll be much better and much different.
And they can preserve the -- and but as far as how these teams got to where they are.
I mean I know what's killing you -- Ole miss well.
I -- he's I think Alabama isn't any time Alabama's and there's probably no way too but -- -- -- the country is gonna sit here tonight and see if Nick Saban can join.
Frank Leahy and coach John McKay.
And -- Paul Bear Bryant does to be one of only four men to win four more national championships the only time I've ever said roll tide was when was preceded by around the bowl and down the hole.
But Clinton but not all of them but not on this night on this night.
At a conference -- -- allegiances are there and I don't know why anybody from the SEC could ever be for Notre Dame -- I don't know how you could.
Well Notre Dame Saturday at a storied history against Alabama in fact Paul Bear Bryant is all before he never beat Notre Dame times at -- they are going to be a lot of luck tonight.
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