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Notre Dame DB says defense ‘will stop’ Najee Harris in Rose Bowl


#Alabama football has another moment to shatter an opponent’s confidence.

#Mac #Jones was called a ‘game manger’ during #Iron #Bowl week, but he’s proven to be explosive.

#Student-athletes for the #Florida #Gators said its defensive secondary would ‘lock up’ #DeVonta #Smith; however, he totaled an SEC #Championship #Game record for receptions (15) and recorded 184 yards with two touchdowns. #Ed #Orgeron of LSU said his #Tigers would beat #Alabama in everything after a victory in 2019, unfortunately he took a brutal drubbing this season and lost two of his recruits to #Nick #Saban and the #Crimson #Tide. #Kyren #Williams, a running back, said #Notre #Dame will be able to run the ball on #Alabama, and now his teammate has joined him.

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#Kyle #Hamilton, a safety, is very confident in the #Fighting #Irish shutting down #Najee #Harris on defense.

The sophomore leads the team for total tackles (56) and has 3.5 tackles for loss, five pass breakups, two quarterback hurries and one interception. #Listed at 6-foot-4 and 219 pounds, #Hamilton knows #Harris is an elite player.

#As a senior from #California, #Harris leads all running backs in college football for rushing touchdowns (24) and has 27 total scores. #He’s accounted for 1,262 rushing yards and 312 yards receiving, while averaging 114.7 yards per carry.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder is responsible for five 100-yard rushing performances and nine 100-yard games from scrimmage. #He dominated the #Gators’ defensive front for 178 yards rushing, 67 yards receiving and five total scores — en route to pushing the #Tide to a #Southeastern #Conference title.

#Harris was named #Most #Valuable #Player for his efforts, and he finished in the top-five as a #Heisman finalist.

#Despite him garnering the status of consensus #All-American, #Hamilton feels like #Notre #Dame ‘will stop’ #Harris. #During his media availability on #Tuesday, he said the #Fighting #Irish will not have the problems other teams have had when it comes to stopping #Harris.

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“He’s a freak,” #Hamilton said of #Harris. “He’s a big guy. #Shouldn’t be moving as fast as he does and laterally as quick as he does. #But I think we have people on defense that can stop that and will stop that on #Friday.”

#With an offensive line that wants to prove it deserves the #Joe #Moore #Award, it will be interesting to see how #Notre #Dame’s defense goes about stifling #Alabama’s front group.

The lineup of #Alex #Leatherwood, #Deonte #Brown, #Chris #Owens, #Emil #Ekiyor and #Evan #Neal are looking forward to taking on #Hamilton’s challenge.

#Even in him not playing, #Landon #Dickerson will be cheering and pointing things out to his teammates.

#We will have a trench warfare on #Friday and the #Tide is ready for it at the #Rose #Bowl.

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#Stephen M. #Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for #Touchdown #Alabama #Magazine.  #You can “like” him on #Facebook or “follow” him on #Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith





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