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The Alabama football team loading a plane bound for Miami on Wednesday. (abc3340.com) The Alabama football team loading a plane bound for Miami on Wednesday. (abc3340.com)
Quarterback AJ McCarron walks to the Alabama team buses in Tuscaloosa Wednesday. (abc3340.com) Quarterback AJ McCarron walks to the Alabama team buses in Tuscaloosa Wednesday. (abc3340.com)
TUSCALOOSA - AL -

  The Alabama Crimson Tide Football team set off this morning for possibly its third national championship win in four years.

   When the Tide players started boarding buses, little Ethan Wilson was in place.  He was decked out in Bama gear and really to see just one player. "Eddie Lacey...Why? Because he's a running back and I love running backs (laughs)"

   Ethan and his mom were the only fans to gather outside the Mal-Moore Athletic Facility on the University of Alabama campus.  "...to support them. Its just great and its exciting to watch them leave and cheer for them," said Julie Wilson.

   More fans cheered on the tide from the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport as the team boarded a plane for Miami. "I just can't go to the game. I have to go to work so I wanted to come out and wish them the best," said fan Diana Poe. 

   It was a more scaled down crowd than the last time around, but fans such as Wilson say there is no such thing as fan fatigue. "I don't think so I think everybody's excited about it and to get to go again its just a miracle."

   Davis Aaron was hoping for a miracle to get photos he's taken with players signed especially, "Dee Millner....why him? because he hits people really hard and he makes good interceptions."

   And some of the youngest Bama fans  say they can hardly wait for the game on Monday. "If they get on a roll, I think they'll simply run over the Notre Dame defense. and I'm looking forward for that match up," explained John Daniel.

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