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Listen up Alabama, I know you are licking your chops about getting another shot at Johnny Football. However, you need to step back, take a pause and listen to your head coach who is whispering in your ear “If you stay with the plan, you will beat the man”!
What does that mean? It means Focus, Pay attention to your assignments, Stay with your blocks, Be aggressive but stay in your lanes. It means all that! Don’t think about Revenge, if you do, he will beat you. Who will?? The Man, that’s who!
Bama wide receiver Amari Cooper insists this game is not about revenge and Nick Saban said it's important to keep the approach businesslike and that the field is no place for trash talk
Exactly! This game is not for the Crimson Tide to get overwhelmed with emotion. Bad decisions get made when emotions are involved. And if the focus in on getting to Manziel, someone else will sneak up behind you and take the win away.
Nick Saban has a great record with teams that have beat him before. He is a career 15-2 in avenging losses from the previous years. See? He knows how to learn from before. And his number one rule is to stick to the game plan and play his style of football. No emotions, no trash talk, no missed assignments, no late hit out of bounds….none of that.
There will be a lot of people gearing up for 3:30 pm this Saturday, Alabama Crimson Tide. You have the talent to beat Texas A&M and create lots of smiling faces across the country (except for a small area between Waco and Austin!) So close your eyes and repeat after me, If you stay with the plan, you will beat the Man. That’s it, it just rolls off the tongue.
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On Wednesday, Yahoo Sports published a story alleging that former Alabama offensive lineman DJ Fluker, along with four other former and current SEC players, received impermissible benefits prior to completing their college careers.
That's important because it could call into question Alabama's 2011 and 2012 national titles, of which Fluker was a part. The story also happened...
Nick Saban's face turned red. His voice grew loud, into a bullying yell:
"I made a statement,'' he said. "DON'T ASK ME ABOUT THAT AGAIN.''
Saban took a non-story that nobody on earth was ever going to care about, especially during Texas A&M week -- something about a Yahoo! Sports report on a former player getting impermissible benefits and...
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban walked out of a Wednesday press conference after the multiple questions from the media regarding allegations made in an investigation by Yahoo! Sports that former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker had taken improper benefits while in school. He eventually walked out.
Here's video of the press conference, via The Crimson White.
Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban stormed out of his press conference on Wednesday when he fielded three questions in a row about the story/allegations against DJ Fluker and four other SEC players. The story says that the five players received improper benefits and Saban figured that he wouldn’t have to answer any questions about it after he gave a blanket statement...
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Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper insists this Texas A&M game is not about revenge.
Nick Saban said it's important to keep the approach businesslike and that the football field is no place for trash talk. Quarterback AJ McCarron believes his friendship with Texas A&M counterpart Johnny Manziel is overblown.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 6 Aggies are finally getting...
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Five Matchups to Watch
Alabama at Texas A&M: Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide have been looking forward to this matchup ever since the Aggies walked out of Tuscaloosa with a 29-24 win...
No. 1 Alabama (1-0) at No. 6 Texas A&M (2-0)
Saturday, 3:30 PM EST, CBS
Line: Alabama -7.5
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