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According to the Columbia Tribune, Nick Saban was none too pleased when Alabama defensive lineman LaMichael Fanning suplexed Missouri’s tailback Russell Hansbrough. The article goes on to explain how a simple apology of words wasn’t enough all courtesy of Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel’s latest press conference:
Alabama Coach Nick Saban called Pinkel on Sunday to apologize for defensive lineman LaMichael Fanning’s suplex of tailback Russell Hansbrough in the fourth quarter, a play that drew a 15-yard personal foul. (Pinkel described the tackle as a “body slam.”) He said Fanning also emailed an apology to Pinkel and asked that it be forwarded to Hansbrough. Pinkel said he told Saban the apology was unnecessary but added, “It could have been remarkably serious.” Nonetheless, as of this afternoon Fanning was still using a photo of the play as his background image on Twitter. As of 1 p.m., the Southeastern Conference had not announced any sort of punishment for Fanning.
via Big Lead...
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Alabama head football coach Nick Saban chewed out Tide fans earlier this season for disrespecting Western Kentucky's chances of beating the reigning BCS title holder (which the Hilltoppers didn't do, of course). He also tried to deflate the notion that Bama was "invincible" later in the season. Saban's latest Mission: Impossible? Selling Saturday's opponent ...
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The reason he felt bad was in case you didn't see it--this:
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