The Alabama defense had its time in front of the media on Friday morning at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

Junior defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick was one of the Crimson Tide players in attendance, and he answered a number of questions about the upcoming matchup with a tough Clemson offense, the team's motivation, and the defense's chance to bounce back after a loss against Auburn.

Check out the video at the top of the page and listen to everything the Jim Thorpe Award winner had to say.

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