Alabama is a perennial high-impact power. Crimson Tide players, particularly on defense, have not always been that on the NFL level.
Two seasons ago, Notre Dame likely wouldn't have made the BCS Championship had one of its starting offensive linemen missed time with an injury.
NFL success is rooted in the ability to find talent and the Bears will be looking close to home this week for more.
With Chris Conte undergoing shoulder surgery and facing a job fight even before his procedure, and Major Wright gone, the Bears’ most immediate 2014 need projects to be safety.