AJ McCarron's Drive

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Ready to Fly

Photograph By Kent Gidley/UA Athletics

McCarron boards the flight to Baton Rouge, Ala., on Nov. 2 To prepare his team for the unknown challenges of playing in Death Valley against the Tigers the next day, a key step in Alabama's quest for a third title in four years, coach Nick Saban showed the team footage of the SEAL team attack on Osama bin Laden. Meanwhile, Les Miles' pregame video spliced in game highlights along with footage from "The Avengers."