FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2010, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban holds up the trophy after defeating Texas 37-21 in the BCS national championship NCAA college football game in Pas

 

              FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2010, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban holds up the trophy after defeating Texas 37-21 in the BCS national championship NCAA college football game in Pas
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2010, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban holds up the trophy after defeating Texas 37-21 in the BCS national championship NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif. 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/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)