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ND offense & Bama defense take center stage Friday

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The Notre Dame football offensive players met with the media.  Tightend Tyler Eifert, Running back Theo Riddick, Quarterback Everett Golson and more fielded questions from hundreds of media members from around the country.  Golson and offensive coordinator Chuck Martin were asked quite a bit about Golson's progress, how he's handling the stress.

Irish running back Theo Riddick says that the Crimson Tide defense is "very big, very athletic" and very good. While Notre Dame leads the nation in scoring defense by a fraction of a point over Alabama, the Crimson Tide gave up the fewest yards per game of any team in the country.

Irish offensive coordinator Chuck Martin says the two defenses also operate out of similar defensive fronts.

After the Irish were finished, Alabama's defense took the stage.  Tide players like CJ Mosley and Nico Johnson talked about getting ready for Notre Dame's offense.  They said they expect the Irish to try to run and pass and will try to be prepared for Golson's mobility.

Alabama assistant coach Kirby Smart says Notre Dame's running back by committee features a player with tremendous one-step quickness, Riddick, and two with great speed, Cierre Wood and George Atkinson III.

Defensive line standout Damion Square says Notre Dame's redshirt freshman QB, Everett Golson, has the athletic ability to make a broken play into a big gainer. The Tide will look to contain him.

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Then Associated Press Contributed to this article.

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