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Nick Saban has laid down the law: No more LSU talk.
No. 4 Alabama's coach opened his Monday news conference by saying he'd have ''one statement about the last game and then we're moving on.'' Saban says the Crimson Tide's attention is now on Saturday night's visit to Mississippi State, not on that overtime loss or on hopes for a rematch with the top-ranked Tigers in the national title game.
Bama players can't help but hope for another shot at LSU. Tailback Trent Richardson says compared the physical LSU game to two 18-wheelers colliding. As for Round 2, he says, ''Who wouldn't want to see a rematch?''
Left tackle Barrett Jones, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and tight end Brad Smelley are out for Monday's practice with injuries.
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Nick Saban's Monday news conference:
Im going to make one statement about the last game and then were moving on. Our focus is someplace else. This last game, theres a lot to be learned. There are a lot of lessons to be learned. We played hard in the game. We competed hard. It was a physical game. Everybody wanted to win the game and did the best they could...
In what is turning out to be the most boring Biggest Game Evar, Alabama is tied 3-3 with LSU at the half in a game filled with hard hits and big mistakes—including three missed Crimson Tide field goals. That's not what has Nick Saban enraged (blame a missed penalty call for that) but you can see his anger in the highest of animated Compuserve...
(Editor's note: Previously in our LSU-Bama recaps, we looked at the game's biggest surprises. Now, we turn to the coaching match-up.)
Was Nick Saban out-coached in this game?
Regie Eller: This was obvious to me – and I am a big Nick Saban guy. That speed option that LSU runs? Yeah, that thing is pitiful and Alabama could not adjust well enough in my eyes. With all the...
The best team in the country lost Saturday, this according to the team that lost. Actually, it was incredibly hard to tell No. 2 Alabama had lost by listening to the Crimson Tide players talk afterward.
"We are still the best team in the country," 'Bama wide receiver Marquis Maze said. "If we played them again, we wouldn't lose."
Say this for the Tide...
It would be hard to argue that Saturday night's match between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama, hyped nationwide for two weeks, failed to live up to its billing. Even Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban was not disappointed with his team's performance in the game, though he was with the outcome -- a 9-6 loss in overtime.
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Although last week's loss in what was billed as the Game of the Century put a dent in Alabama's BCS title hopes, it's ancient history for Nick Saban's team.
The Crimson Tide still have an outside chance at contending for a championship, but those aspirations would certainly be dashed with another defeat.
Fourth-ranked Alabama tries to bounce back from its first...
ESPN's new documentary Roll Tide/War Eagle captures the insanity, er, passion of the Iron Bowl, one of college football's greatest rivalries.
Good flick and all, but that game has been around forever. Bor-ing.
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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer The Game of the Century turned into a game of inches - and of poise under pressure.
Top-ranked LSU made the kind of plays that can sometimes preserve national title hopes. The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide didn't in that 9-6 overtime defeat Saturday night.
Tide coach Nick Saban says missed chances...
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