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Mosley in the other room said he got four fingers on the ball he tipped against Georgia.
Smart said that was a tough moment for him because he was happy to win, but Mike Bobo is his best friend.
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
Kirby asked about Scott Cochran - they're friends and so are their wives. He has a big impact on the program and he enjoys his work.
That comment really puts into perspective how tough it is for these coaches.
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I asked a question about Barrett Jones - basically both said that he's so versatile that not only can he play different positions, but handle different kinds of linemen. "He wins the down," Smart said.
Yeah, that'll be in the notebook tonight.
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Does Alabama have an advantage for being here before?
Kirby - you have to be real careful with that. You have to assume nothing when you come here, that this is your last time here. It's like in statistics, you flip a coin and it's heads, it doesn't change the outcome of the next coin flip.
Teams with a chip on their shoulder have an edge.
Damion then says that they're approaching it like any other game.
Square had a family member who went to Notre Dame and was recruited by the Irish. Said he just felt Alabama was a better fit for him.
Damion on Fluker: It's almost impossible to simulate that much mass. Adds that Fluker's energy "wakes me up some days."
Smart on Fluker: There are very few guys who love to practice like he does.
Kirby says that there's no doubt that Saban is driven to be the best coach in college football.
When asked for an example of a minute detail that he pays attention, Kirby says there are basically too many.
Smart was asked about Auburn and interviewing - respectively says he wants to leave that between he and Auburn.
Smart said that Saban now spends as much time on the mental side of the game as the defensive side. "To me that's where he's established himself as a coach, mentally."
Was the comeback against Georgia an example of the mental toughness? "No question about it."
Adds: Every coach is doing that. The way we do it I think is how we're different.
Final question - Kirby was asked about learning under Nick and he used he Georgia game as an example. They screwed up and didn't call a time out just before halftime, but Saban used it as something to learn from.
Press conference finished up. ... Practice is in a couple of hours and look for another huge notebook tonight.
I've long maintained that Riddick out of the backfield and Eiffert are going to be the most difficult matchups for us in this game. Think they could have been more respectful about it, but I have pretty much learned to expect that attitude nowadays.
great stuff. Thanks Chris!
Chris...you da man! Great stuff!!
Exactly. ESPN has been pretty much begging for Notre Dame to win ever since the game has been set. Alabama is hated in this match up.
We really try to have our cake and eat it too with this comment and our approach to recruiting blue chip rush ends don't we?
Dee Milliner on Notre Dame feeling like it can exploit the secondary: "I'm glad they chose the secondary. That just makes me want to play more."
Aw naw hell naw boy y'all done up and done it
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Yes! Thats what I am talking about!
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