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NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 02: Kick returner Javier Arenas #28 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with head coach Nick Saban after Arenas scored on a 73-yard punt return in the second quarter against the Utah Utes during the 75th Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 2, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Alabama coach Nick Saban might have enjoyed this national championship a little bit more. Certainly, the celebratory dousing was more to his liking. Saban said Tuesday morning that this Crimson Tide team was special in its commitment to winning. Alabama polished off a 12-1 season with a 21-0 win over LSU on Monday night for its second title in three seasons. The straight-laced Saban looked downright joyous celebrating the win and didn't even mind when he got dumped with a sports drink afterward. Two years ago, he was captured grimacing following that bath after getting bumped on the head with the cooler. Saban jokes that ''the players improved in terms of their ability to deliver, I improved on my ability to accept, and everybody was happy.''
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