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Irish comfortable as underdog

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Notre Dame is a 10-point underdog heading into Monday's BCS championship game.

But if that bothers anyone with the No. 1 Irish (12-0), who play No. 2 Alabama (12-1) for the title, they are not letting on.

"I think we played a lot of games as underdogs this year," receiver Robby Toma said when the team arrived Wednesday. "A lot of people have doubted us. Nothing is going to change. We are going to compete for four quarters. We are not going to guarantee a win, but we are just going to go out there and play."

Coach Brian Kelly echoes Toma's feelings and said he will not prepare his team any differently to try and beat Alabama.

"You got to make sure you do what you do," Kelly said. "We are going to do what we've done. Alabama knows it. Alabama knows, we know what they are going to do. It comes down to the execution. That's really what it comes down to."

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