See ESPN College GameDay story on Alabama football quarterback Mac Jones' goal setting
Jones talked about how he was inspired by former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow, since Jones and Tebow are both from Jacksonville. Growing up, Jones used the phrase BLT to remember to "Be Like Tebow."
The story included interviews with Mac Jones' father Gordon Jones, mother Holly Jones, and brother Will Jones.
Also, Jones discussed his goal-setting strategy and backing up Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa.
See ESPN story on Alabama quarterback Mac Jones
It was the final profile Rinaldi did for ESPN "College GameDay" after 17 years with the program. Rinaldi is joining FOX later in 2021.
Notre Dame, ranked No. 4 in the Amway Coaches Poll, enters Friday's matchup 10-1 overall. Most recently, Clemson beat Notre Dame 34-10 in the ACC Championship on Dec. 19.
The No. 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide come into the game 11-0 overall. On Dec. 19, Alabama beat the Florida Gators 52-46 in the SEC Championship.
Entering Friday, Notre Dame leads the all-time series 5-2 against Alabama.
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- Mac Jones:6 things to know about Alabama football quarterback Mac Jones
Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.