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The D word: Alabama doesn't want to talk dynasty ahead of BCS title game against Notre Dame

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    Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) throws a pass during practice, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in Miami Shores, Fla. Alabama is scheduled to play Notre Dame on Monday, Jan. 7, in the BCS national championship NCAA college football game. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)The Associated Press

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    FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2012, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban holds up the trophy as he celebrates with his team after defeating LSU 21-0 in the BCS national nhampionship NCAA college football game in New Orleans. The D word - as in dynasty - is off-limits around Alabama. But if Saban's Crimson Tide can beat No. 1 Notre Dame to become the first team to win consecutive BCS championships and three national titles in four years, Alabama will lay claim to one of the sport's great runs. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)The Associated Press

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    FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2010, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban holds up the trophy after defeating Texas 37-21 in the BCS national championship NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif. The D word - as in dynasty - is off-limits around Alabama. But if Saban's Crimson Tide can beat No. 1 Notre Dame to become the first team to win consecutive BCS championships and three national titles in four years, Alabama will lay claim to one of the sport's great runs. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)The Associated Press

Barrett Jones was definitely not going there.

Alabama's All-American offensive lineman has played five seasons for coach Nick Saban and he knows better than to talk about stuff like legacies and the Crimson Tide's place in history.

Jones wasn't about to use the D word.

The D word would be dynasty and it is definitely off-limits around Alabama. But make no mistake, if the second-ranked Crimson Tide can beat No. 1 Notre Dame on Monday night in Miami it will become the first team to win consecutive BCS championships and join a select list of college football programs with three national titles in four years.

In short, Alabama will lay claim to one of the great runs in history.