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The old saying is that college football teams take on the personality of their coaches, and nowhere...

The old saying is that college football teams take on the personality of their coaches, and nowhere is that more true than at Alabama. Saban's brutally professional, clinically detail-oriented, obsessively driven approach has created a program where sloppiness and shoddy preparation--from offseason workouts to gameday routines to play execution--isn't so much "not tolerated" as nonexistent. It's not a particularly personable philosophy, which is one reason Saban has arguably become the SEC's most hated villain. But as the 2011 season grinds into motion, it's also what's made him the nation's single most successful active college football coach.

Nick Saban comes in No. 3 in CBSSports.com College Football 100, a countdown of the 2011 season's 100 most influential players, coaches, administrators, venues, or any other related things in college football.
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