Jan 4, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish players gather together during practice for the 2013 BCS National Championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Nova Southeastern University. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Enjoys 3rd Day in Miami


Notre Dame enjoyed their 3rd day in Miami as they prepare for the BCS National Title Game. Here are some observations and highlights of Day 3 in South Florida:

Brady Quinn has landed in South Beach and he was out at practice today supporting his alma mater. He had an interview on UND.com. Even though he has been less than stellar in the NFL, do you think he could start on Monday night for the Fighting Irish?

Everett Golson and Offensive Coordinator Chuck Martin met with members of the media much like Manti Te’o and Bob Diaco did yesterday. Other players also met with the media including T.J. JonesTyler Eifert and Zach Martin. The players as well as Coach Martin stressed the need to be patient and execute their game plan.

Again, DaVaris Daniels looks ready to compete coming off of his collarbone injury against Boston College. Whether or not Daniels is rusty is impossible to know from a small 15-minute viewing period. However, he looks to be running around and catching the ball easily.

The team utilized several plays out of the shotgun and several option/pitch plays. This could be something that the Irish try to use to spread out a physical Alabama Defense. Again, these are things are being speculated from a tempo drill and not an actual view of practice.

Brian Kelly again discussed adjusting the team to the weather and playing outdoors again. It seems like a given that it would be easier going back to warm weather but the Irish have been in cold temperatures for over a month. It would be interesting to see an SEC team come adjust to the cold in the middle of January.

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