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The BCS championship is going old school.
The postgame roars from Notre Dame's locker room echoed right through the Coliseum's thick cement walls and metal beams Saturday night, moving around the 89-year-old arena like a long-absent force of nature.
Notre Dame defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore was happy to get out of town, leaving South Bend behind for four days and crossing the Atlantic for the first time in his life.
Tim Jefferson has more wins as a starter than any quarterback in Air Force history. He's 24-11 when taking the first snaps.
Notre Dame's leaky defense, the one that gave up yards in bunches a year ago _ especially during a four-game losing streak to end the season _ is pretty much old news. At least that's how Kerry Neal sees it.
"Alabama is that kind of team where you just know they're going to run the football," Notre Dame defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore said Thursday. "The whole world knows they're going to run the football. Just try to stop us _ that's their mentality. It's really kind of cool to see. There's not going to be any tricks or trick plays or anything like that."
"Coach Kelly is known to sling the ball around, but this year we've kind of done both," Lewis-Moore said. "We've run the ball very well with Theo, Cierre and George. We're kind of like a three-headed monster."