"Alabama players could have traveled to California individually, and by doing so they could have pocketed roughly $1,000 each, according to NCAA postseason rules that allow for expenses.
But they voted unanimously to travel as a team on Jan. 1, according to a member of the Alabama athletic department who credited captains Mike Johnson, Javier Arenas and Rolando McClain for influencing their teammates."
I like this. A lot. Keep the team together, focused, everyone on the same page.