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The senior defensive lineman will not receive a reduction in playing time as a result of his hit on Georgia QB Aaron Murray in the SEC Championship Game.
Alabama Crimson Tide defensive end Quinton Dial will not miss any playing time in the BCS Championship Game vs. Notre Dame on Monday night for his hit on Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray. Dial hit Murray with a vicious hit in the SEC Championship Game, but the SEC declined to impose any punishment on him after reviewing the play, instead allowing Alabama do handle the matter itself. A university official said that the matter was handled internally, but any punishment that was handed out to Dial will not include a reduction in playing time.
The 6'6, 306 lb senior defensive end has 20 tackles and 1.5 sacks this season, as well as 4.5 tackles for a loss. However, his role in the Alabama defense is not perfectly measured by numbers, as much of his duties involves eating up blocks to allow the Tide linebackers to make plays in space.
The Crimson Tide and Fighting Irish will play for the national championship on Monday night at 8 p.m. ET.