BCS Championship: Alabama is playing for dynasty status - Article Photos 1/1

FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2012, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban holds up the trophy as he celebrates with his team after defeating LSU 21-0 in the BCS national championship NCAA college football game in New Orleans. The D word - as in dynasty - is off-limits around Alabama. But if Saban's Crimson Tide can beat No. 1 Notre Dame to become the first team to win consecutive BCS championships and three national titles in four years, Alabama will lay claim to one of the sport's great runs. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) ORG XMIT: NY162