Alabama is mostly concerned with the game on the field right now, but Nick Saban is famously always worried about recruiting, and his Crimson Tide are finalists for a talented defensive end. Connor Murphy, brother of former Stanford star linebacker Trent Murphy, released his top five during the game. Arizona State, Michigan, Oregon, and USC join the Tide in the top five.
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Murphy is a Phoenix native, so he's probably seen the type of fan support Alabama brings to the table this week. Michigan also has a very interesting advantage: Jim Harbaugh, who coached his brother at Stanford, once babysit him.