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Alabama was voted national champion by The Associated Press for the ninth time, more than any other program in college football, after routing Notre Dame 42-14 on Monday night.
Alabama's team leaders weren't thrilled with how practice was going for the BCS championship against Notre Dame, so they got their teammates together for a chat.
Barrett Jones was definitely not going there.
"It won't sink in until everything settles down," Alabama senior linebacker Nico Johnson said. "To play for three national championships in my career ... that's special."
"That week, nothing would go right for us," Johnson said. "Sitting back there thinking about it, it had to happen. It made us understand we had to play our best week in and week out. No matter if it's Texas A&M or Vanderbilt or whoever. It kind of motivated us to finish the season out strong."