The Alabama Crimson Tide are preparing for their January 7th match up against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Miami, Florida for the BCS National Championship.
While the team is attempting to stay focused, a couple of players were unable to stay concentrated on the ultimate goal of winning another national title.
Two players — freshmen linebackers Dillon Lee and Ryan Anderson — were sent home from Miami after the two players violated the team’s curfew.
“We sent two players home due to a curfew violation,” head coach Nick Saban, per The Crimson White.
Neither player was a key part of the Alabama team this season, but their violation of curfew speaks to a larger issue — many of Alabama’s players were not focused on the national title game. Following the news, some of the squad’s seniors called a players only meeting to make sure the focus was put back on defending their title.
Alabama has to hope that this will be the last need for discipline leading up to the game. All indications are that the players only meeting has put the team back on the right track for their meeting against Notre Dame.