(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.)
By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Sports Writer
MIAMI (AP) - Notre Dame nose guard Louis Nix III hardly ever quiets down. Defensive end Stephon Tuitt speaks in a voice that's barely above a whisper.
Maybe that's why those two Fighting Irish defensive linemen complement each other so well.
Nix and Tuitt are the leading tacklers on the defensive line for the top-ranked Irish, who take on No. 2 Alabama in the BCS title game on Monday night. Nix was selected as the team's defensive lineman of the year, and Tuitt has earned a slew of postseason awards after a team-high 12 sacks in the Irish's first 12 games.
Off the field, they say they talk all the time.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

CFL Betting News and Notes Week 2 on Wed, Jun 2017 by Blade
College Football Conference Previews on Mon, Jun 2017 by Blade
CFL Betting News and Notes Week 1 on Sun, Jun 2017 by Blade
Handicapping Game of the Year Odds on Sun, Jun 2017 by Blade
SEC Schedule Breakdown on Thu, Jun 2017 by Blade

NCAAF Headlines

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail CFB Conference Favorites: The Odds Which team is favored to win each conference this upcoming season in college football? Let's dive into the odds.
Thumbnail Updated 2017 Heisman Odds Is USC quarterback Sam Darnold still favored to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy?
Thumbnail Big Ten Championship Odds to Win Are the Ohio State Buckeyes clear favorites to win the Big Ten Championship this upcoming college football season?
Thumbnail ACC Conference Championship Odds Clemson is the defending national and ACC champions but will they win the conference in 2017?

NCAAF Team Pages