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Notebook: Alabama's focus is on Alabama

Dee Milliner

In its first week back at practice, Alabama is focusing solely on itself and getting back to the basics. There will be plenty of time for Notre Dame film study, which will come after the Christmas holiday.

Whenever Alabama prepares for a game, the focus is always turned inward rather than on the opponent. The upcoming national championship game against Notre Dame is no different. After a two-and-a-half week break following the SEC title game, the Crimson Tide returned to the practice fields this week. But there hasn't been much Fighting Irish film involved. The guys have really just seen cut-ups... Recommended Stories