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Irish in Miami: Follow the morning press conference here

Follow the Notre Dame press conference live.

Posted on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 3, 2013 at 9:10 a.m.

Rachel Terlep and Bill Beck are in Miami covering the Notre Dame-Alabama match-up for the national championship.

Follow them and others during this morning's press conference.

Irish press conference live via Twitter

Storified by Marshall King· Thu, Jan 03 2013 06:14:34

#Alabama OC Doug Nussmeier and QB AJ McCarron are here for this morning's presser. Updates to follow. http://pic.twitter.com/btRA3k0fRachel Terlep
BCS media access begins bright (?) and early this morning. #Alabama offense at 8 a.m., #NotreDame defense at 9 a.m. Updates to follow.Rachel Terlep
WR Robby Toma on #NotreDame vs. #Alabama: "A couple of us were joking that it's Rudy vs. Forrest Gump. We are both very storied programs."Rachel Terlep
#NotreDame LB Manti Te'o said S Zeke Motta is one of his inspirations. "I can always give more. Zeke Motta always gives more."Rachel Terlep
#NotreDame DC Bob Diaco on Te'o: "Manti has actually practiced harder the last week - since the award circuit - than he has all year long."Rachel Terlep
Manti Te'o on the significance of No. 5: "My dad asked me if I wanted to play football at 5 years old. And since I was 5, I said '5.'"Rachel Terlep
#NotreDame LB Manti Te'o says representing Hawaii and Polynesia is "one of the biggest honors and pleasures I get."Rachel Terlep
Well, I was half right. The emcee drops a "Mantee Tai-yo" about 30 seconds into the introductions. #NotreDameRachel Terlep
@eTruth_Irish what is the over/under? probably less then 5 minutes....SaintKnute
#NotreDame DC Bob Diaco and Manti Te'o are here. Anyone want to bet on how long it takes someone to call him "Monte"? http://pic.twitter.com/6Asg1gM0Rachel Terlep
#Alabama OC Doug Nussmeier and QB AJ McCarron talk about the effectiveness of Manti Te'o. VIDEO: http://goo.gl/5TKvnRachel Terlep
#Alabama OC Doug Nussmeier and QB AJ McCarron are done. #NotreDame DC Bob Diaco and players in next.Rachel Terlep
Nussmeier on #NotreDame redzone D: "They've created a lot of loss yardage plays. When you get out of rhythm down there, it gets difficult."Rachel Terlep
@eTruth_Irish @NDatRivals I think we've found the only person in the country that doesn't know about Manti and how to pronounce his name.Rob Ward
#Alabama OC Doug Nussmeier on #NotreDame's defense vs. rest of SEC: "Very, very comparable. This is a good of a front seven as we've seen."Rachel Terlep
Doug Nussmeier on Manti Te'o: "He always seems to find the ball." AJ McCarron chips in that Te'o is the "heart and soul" of the ND defense.Rachel Terlep
RT @JGIrishInsights: Alabama C Barrett Jones still wearing protective boot. Said he will be ready for MondayRachel Terlep
#Alabama QB AJ McCarron on Barrett Jones: "I did not know he was even hurt during the Georiga game. That should let you know how he played."Rachel Terlep
Nussmeier on McCarron: "AJ's ceiling is so high. I think he's just scratching the surface of where he's going to go as a player." #AlabamaRachel Terlep
RT @NDatRivals: Asked about ND's linebackers, Alabama WR Kevin Norwood references "Monte Te'o, is that his name? I don't watch a lot them."Rachel Terlep
QB AJ McCarron says he needs to bring his A-game against #NotreDame: "They do a really good job of making big plays on the defensive side."Rachel Terlep
#Alabama QB AJ McCarron on OC Doug Nussmeier: "It's kind of crazy. I have less pass attempts than last year but better numbers all around."Rachel Terlep
Irish, Tide ready to get to work in Miami. #ND http://ow.ly/guXEnRachel Terlep
Nick Saban: "Michael Jordan said it doesn't matter how many game-winning shots I've made in the past, all that matters is the next one."Rachel Terlep
WR Robby Toma on #NotreDame vs. #Alabama: "A couple of us were joking that it's Rudy vs. Forrest Gump. We are both very storied programs."Rachel Terlep
Barrett Jones on Manti Te'o: "A great player and an even better guy. That'll be a big thing for us, trying to block a guy like that."Rachel Terlep
@eTruth_Irish I love to hear a player insinuate he's gonna lose. #LNIII=SupermanMike
Building Louis Nix vs. Barrett Jones hype. Jones: "Whoever wins the battle in the trenches will probably win the game." #NotreDame #AlabamaRachel Terlep
Barrett Jones: "On the field, it's not necessarily who's the best team, it's going to be about who plays the better game that day." #AlabamaRachel Terlep
RT @BraxstonCave52: Me and @MGolicJR57 only have 1 queen bed in our hotel room... Uhhh dibs on little spoon?Rachel Terlep
RT @NDFootball: @iChocolate9 having a little fun with Alabama's Christion Jones. #GangnamStyle http://pic.twitter.com/OCbi9fQORachel Terlep
.@etruth_irish and @eTruthSports have arrived in Miami for the #BCS title game. Follow them for #NotreDame news and notes.The Elkhart Truth
#NotreDame lands in Fort Lauderdale. Some pics and comments from the landing (Spoiler alert: There were water cannons): http://goo.gl/8K4ZNRachel Terlep
RT @Andrew_Gribble: We're told an Alabama player will be treated for dehydration when the plane lands shortly. Tide practiced earlier today.Rachel Terlep
RT @ChiTribHamilton: #NotreDame spokesman Brian Hardin said there are no academic casualties and no players under disciplinary action.Rachel Terlep
RT @NDFootball: What a scene in Miami! Thanks for the great welcome, @OrangeBowl. @Discover #BCSChamp http://pic.twitter.com/a4al23YDRachel Terlep
RT @Who_GotJones94: A nice welcome from the orange bowl committee fresh off the plane http://pic.twitter.com/utlbrfpkRachel Terlep
RT @NDFootball: . @KLM_89 getting off the plane in Miami. #SouthBendToSouthBeach http://pic.twitter.com/NYkV5TZFRachel Terlep
Notre Dame-Alabama: A house divided | Sidelines, Bill Beck (Elkhart Truth). http://ow.ly/gu3JVRachel Terlep
Landed in Ft. Lauderdale. Is it sad that I'm most excited for nap time before the first media session? #partylikeajournalistRachel Terlep





Updated 2 hours ago
 Michigan defensive end Brennen Beyer (97), defensive back Delonte Hollowell (24), and running back De'Veon Smith (4) celebrate in the stands with student fans after beating Appalachian State 52-14 in an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Updated on Aug. 31, 2014 at 4:18 p.m.
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