It's one thing to take a season one day at a time, but it's something completely different when you completely forget about the past. 

As The University of Alabama football program fights to avoid complacency in 2016 and stay hungry for another championship, linebacker Rashaan Evans said the team has taken a unique approach to the 45-40 win over Clemson in the College Football Playoff Championship Game.

"We say it never happened," Evans said. "We're starting this season like we never won a championship. We just approach each and every day just trying to get better and perfecting our craft. That's how we're going to do each and every game."

If the team can truly do that, it could find itself in the four-team playoff for the third straight season.

With questions at quarterback and inexperience at running back, the defense might be relied on heavily early in the season. A few key players were lost off of last year's No. 1 sack-producing defense, but Evans thinks this unit could increase that total in 2016.

"If we do what we're supposed to do and follow Coach Saban's principles and keep that team chemistry, it's a possibility that we can (increase the sack total)," Evans said.

The Crimson Tide will have another two-a-days on Thursday as the team gets ready for its first scrimmage of the fall on Saturday.

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