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Alabama coach Nick Saban has been dishing out some high praise to his opponents before games this season – even though his team continues to roll along undefeated. Last week, Saban told reporters that LSU’s offense was “the most talented” that the Tide had faced all year. Today, he had some words about his team’s next foe – Mississippi State.
Nick Saban: “Mississippi State I think probably has the best 4-5 team in the country. … It’s a difficult preparation.”
— Mike Herndon (@TheMikeHerndon) November 13, 2013
While it’s doubtful that Saban has seen every 4-5 team play, he may have a point. The Bulldogs’ five losses have all come to teams currently ranked – Oklahoma State, Auburn, LSU, Texas A&M and South Carolina. Remember, Saban is a master at motivation, so he’s going to do all he can to make sure his guys avoid the dreaded “trap game” scenario. It’s worked in the past.
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Nick Saban simply can’t be beat.
Saturday, Saban and his Crimson Tide won their toughest (supposedly) game of the season, pounding LSU for a 38-17 victory. For the fans of teams that need Alabama to lose, things aren’t looking up. The Tide appear to be getting stronger as the season goes on, thanks mostly to their fierce leader, Nick Saban.
In today's part of his job that no doubt frustrates him to the core of his being, Nick Saban spent some time with the media discussing Alabama's game with Mississippi State on Saturday. During the allotted five minutes and eight seconds, Saban said that he thought Mississippi State was "probably the best 4-5 team in the country."
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Despite the turnaround...
Mack Brown can see the writing on the wall, and is trying to hold off his inevitable departure from Texas for another year or two.
Texas has won six straight games since September, and that awful loss to BYU is a somewhat distant memory. Brown of course has dealt with widespread criticism in the face of rumors about Nick Saban replacing as Longhorns head coach.
Brown says he and...
Alabama's Nick Saban doesn't want his players to be in a celebratory mood this week after they impressively passed one of their final tests toward an undefeated regular season.
It also might be difficult to convince his team that it'll get much of a challenge from Mississippi State.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide haven't allowed more than 10 points during their five...
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Da’Shawn Hand, Rivals’ No. 1 overall football recruit for the Class of 2014, chose which school he would be playing college football at today…and the rich get richer.
Hand chose Alabama over Florida and Michigan, meaning the defensive end will be receiving his leadership from Nick Saban over the next handful of years.
That is, of course, assuming Saban doesn’t turn in his...
Alabama head coach Nick Saban with QB A.J. McCarron.
Wall Street Journal sports columnist Rachel Bachman is tired of Alabama and its winning ways. Bachman recently wrote an "open letter" to Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn calling him and the Tigers "Our Last Chance" to stop a third consecutive Crimson Tide BCS title.
Bachman describes Alabama...
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Top-ranked Alabama looks indestructible, winning its past seven games by at least three touchdowns.
Mississippi State - a middling team by Southeastern Conference standards - wouldn't seem to be much of a challenge for the Crimson Tide.
But Alabama coach Nick Saban says his program has plenty of respect for the Bulldogs, and he believes they are much better than their 4-5 record...
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With a win against LSU out of the way, Alabama head coach Nick Saban is trying to avoid a BCS-jeopardizing loss Week 12 to Mississippi State similar to last season's loss to Texas A&M that occurred the week after beating LSU. (ESPN)
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The rich just got even richer in college football Thursday, when 5-star recruit Da’Shawn Hand announced that he will be attending Alabama next year.
Hand, a 6’4″, 250-260lb defensive end from Virginia, is the fourth-ranked prospect in the country by 247sports.com, while Rivals.com has Hand ranked as the top recruit overall. The athletic 18...
Alabama coach Nick Saban is staying put.
The university announced on its Twitter account Friday night that the football coach has reached "a long-term agreement" to remain with the Crimson Tide.
Alabama didn't release terms of the new deal, which must be approved by the board of trustees.
Saban received an eight-year deal in March 2012 worth about $5.6 million annually...