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Lane Kiffin weighs in on Nick Saban retirement debate with ‘strange’ NFL QB comparison

Nick Saban says he doesn’t know what he’d do without football in his life, and the 66 year old has no public plans of leaving a championship program behind anytime soon. Lane Kiffin believes him. The former Alabama offensive coordinator who now spends his days near the retirement community of Boca Raton, Fla. dominating Conference USA with his Florida Atlantic program doesn’t believe...
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15 minutes ago

Nick Saban bristles at questions about quarterback competition

Nick Saban is already in mid-season form as it concerns his disdain for the press, which is currently trying to get a feel for the team’s quarterback competition between Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa.Making things a bit more complicated, during the first spring practice for the Alabama football program, Tagovailoa suffered an injury to the thumb on his throwing hand, which is certainly...
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One Nick Saban comment that everyone needs to hear

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Alabama Crimson Tide podcast with Ryan Fowler. In this edition, we talk with ESPN’s Chris Low about Alabama’s 1st spring practice and an article he wrote about Nick Saban. Topics discussed: One Nick Saban comment that provides some context to Tua’s injury and the severity Excitement for spring practice in Tuscaloosa is contagious ESPN’s Chris Low...
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18 hours ago

Nick Saban says Butch Jones is like an ‘intern’ for Alabama

Nick Saban used an interesting term to describe Butch Jones’ new role with the Alabama football program.Jones met with Saban earlier this month regarding an offensive analyst position and it’s now official — Jones is part of the Crimson Tide staff.Due to NCAA rules, Jones isn’t permitted to coach on the field due to the number of coaches already on Saban’s staff. Because of that...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban practices with Alabama defensive backs during Day 1 of spring practice

Watch the video above as head coach Nick Saban spends some time running drills with the Alabama defensive backs, including JUCO transfer Saivion Smith, Shyheim Carter, and Trevon Diggs. Wide receiver DaVonta Smith, who caught the game-winning touchdown in the national title game, also practiced with the DBs.

Nick Saban shoots down notion he'll retire soon

Nick Saban is 66 years old this year, and some people seem to think it won’t be much longer until the legendary college football coach calls it quits. After all, he’s got nothing left to prove, having won six national titles, and five since joining Alabama 11 seasons ago.But before thinking he’s going to ride off into the sunset any time soon, those folks might want to hear what...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Saban bounces ball on first pitch at ‘Bama game

It’s safe to say Nick Saban is a much better football coach than a pitcher. The Alabama Crimson Tide head football coach was on hand Wednesday night to throw out the opening pitch ahead of ‘Bama’s baseball game against (No. 15) Southern Miss.Here’s a video of Saban, who has pretty decent form but not quite enough arm to get the ball all the way to the plate. Saban must have been...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alabama to hire Butch Jones as offensive analyst

It sounds like the Butch Jones/Alabama report may turn out to be more than just rumor.AL.com reported last week that Jones had met with Nick Saban to discuss a position with the Crimson Tide as an offensive analyst. The job is an off-field position.The interview and talks must have gone well, because The Spun is now reporting that Jones is expected to be hired by Alabama, with the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban open to playing two quarterbacks in 2018

Nick Saban may have an ideal “problem” on his hands entering the college football season.Saban has two excellent quarterbacks on the roster. First, there’s Jalen Hurts, under whom the team has lost just two games in two seasons. He threw for 17 touchdowns and just one interception while rushing for eight scores last season. Then there’s Tua Tagovailoa, a dangerous dual-threat quarterback...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alabama in talks with Butch Jones about analyst job

Butch Jones may be joining Nick Saban’s staff in role that would have him working away from the football field.Jones had been on the hot seat for some time at Tennessee prior to being fired last November. Now, he could wind up at SEC power and perennial national championship contender Alabama.According to AL.com, Jones has spoken with Saban regarding an offensive analyst position...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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