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BGI Miami Coverage

Blue & Gold Illustrated will be on the ground in Miami all week leading up the BCS National Championship game between No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama. We'll be providing updates whenever they're available during the next five days and keeping a running tally of all the Irish news on this page. Check back daily for a regular update of all the coverage you need leading up to the big game.

Wednesday, Jan. 2

- Notre Dame arrives in Miami

- Photos from Notre Dame's arrival at Ft. Lauderdale Airport

- Video: Robby Toma talks Alabama preparation and nerves

- Notes from Alabama's arrival via 247Sports'

Thursday, Jan. 3

- Video interviews with Irish defensive coordinator Bob Diaco and linebacker Manti Te'o

- Is the SEC intimidation factor waning in the face of a 3-3 bowl record so far this season?

- Practice report from Notre Dame's first day on the field in Florda

- Danny Spond inspires Irish

- Alabama center Barrett Jones says he is back to full health after foot injury

Friday, Jan. 4

- Video interview with Irish junior receiver TJ Jones, who talks about rookie quarterback Everett Golson's evolution this year.

- Practice report from Notre Dame's second day on the field in Florida

- Golson gears up for biggest test

- ESPN analyst David Pollack offers his keys to victory

- Offensive coordinator Chuck Martin talks about managing a crowded backfield in 2012

- Championship appearances are the norm for offensive coordinator Chuck Martin.

Saturday, Jan. 5

- Kelly dispels NFL rumors, talks about sustaining success

- The maturation of senior running back Cierre Wood

- Daniels and Golson rebuild trust after collarbone injury

- Slaughter hopes to hear good news concerning sixth year soon

Sunday, Jan. 6

- Saban learned early on that the smallest details matter

- Sophomore inside linebacker Jarrett Grace talks about filling Manti Te'o's massive shoes in 2013

- A Notre Dame spirit in the air

- Title game provides "springboard" for Notre Dame's future.

- Kelly, Saban agree that its time for student-athlete stipends

- Saban expects the unexpected through title game experience

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