Coaches see a close BCS title game 

January, 7, 2013

Nick Saban/Brian KellyUS Presswire/Getty ImagesCoaches expect Brian Kelly to keep Notre Dame close, but for Nick Saban to get another trophy.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Close, but seven in a row for the Southeastern Conference.

That's the consensus of those I've spoken with here at the national coaches' convention. No one's giving Notre Dame much of a shot tonight against Alabama. And no, it isn't just because we're in a state that houses two SEC schools; the surveyed coaches comprise every region of the country, including the Midwest.