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Our policy is we don't want guys to twitter information about our team that creates an advantage...

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Our policy is we don't want guys to twitter information about our team that creates an advantage for the other team. And secondly, we monitor guys' Twitter so that they are not putting information out that could be personally damaging to them in the future in terms of the kind of information that they choose to put out there, but we don't have a policy where you can't do it.

Coach Nick Saban from today's press conference. The issue seems to be related to Duron Carter's tweet before the game last Saturday that he wasn't going to play. That, in turn, had fueled speculation about his status. And while the policy isn't particularly surprising I had not seen it stated explicitly prior to these statements by Coach Saban.

"We all go through our lives, we're worried about our careers, we're worried about how much money...

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"We all go through our lives, we're worried about our careers, we're worried about how much money we make, we're worried about these things where none of them are guaranteed. But the relationships we have and how people are affected by things, I think always affects your compassion. It does have an impact on you as a person."

Fox Sports' Bill Reiter pens a superb profile of Coach Saban comparing how different he is today versus when he took the Alabama job in 2007.

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

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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.

"One thing he learned is that he wants no distractions in the program. It's the same thing I...

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"One thing he learned is that he wants no distractions in the program. It's the same thing I learned from Chuck Noll. ... No distractions. None. You play one at a time. Keep your mouth shut and good things will happen. We don't care if we play home or away, on gravel or on the street or on grass. No excuses."

Former Michigan State Head Coach George Perles on the education of one Nick Saban. Via The Birmingham News. The interesting connection made here is with the Steel Curtain-era Steelers. Saban and Perles initially met while the latter was the Defensive Coordinator in Pittsburgh. Turns out Saban, while an assistant at West Virginia, would go over to the Steelers headquarters quite a bit to learn what he could about the famed pro franchise's approach. When Perles got the job in East Lansing, he brought Saban on his staff.

"We don’t have any timeline. When it’s s right, we’re going to put it up. That’s all we’re waiting o...

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"We don’t have any timeline. When it’s s right, we’re going to put it up. That’s all we’re waiting on. It’s gone back and forth. We don’t really have a schedule and we’re not pushing it."

UA’s director of athletic facilities Thad Turnipseed on the schedule to erect the statue of Coach Saban in the Walk of Champions. It seems the likelihood of having it in front of Bryant-Denny Stadium for the start of the season is low.

A film on Saban and his career will debut on the big screen in late August in a limited theatre...

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A film on Saban and his career will debut on the big screen in late August in a limited theatre run. The première of "Nick Saban: Gamechanger'" is scheduled for August 24 with an expected general public debut several days later. The film, produced by Flashlight Media Group of Memphis, delves into uncharted waters with Saban and interviews those closest to the two-time national championship coach.

Nick Saban: The Movie? So says Paul Finebaum

Three years ago, when [Derek] Dooley got his first head coaching job at Louisiana Tech, his team...

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Three years ago, when [Derek] Dooley got his first head coaching job at Louisiana Tech, his team traveled to LSU in yet another a nonconference game of non-BCS little guy playing BCS big boy for a boatload of cash. After it was over, after La Tech had absorbed a 58-10 beatdown, he heard a few of his assistant coaches in the locker room tell players to keep their heads up because they played hard. "I said that's bull---; put your head down," Dooley said. "Because I was embarrassed. Not because of the score, but because of the way we competed. I told them the next time we come here, I'm bringing a box of Sharpies and I'll have some pictures so you can get their autographs before the game."

via The Sporting News The apple doesn't fall very far from the tree and it's worth remembering what particular tree Dooley fell from. While the Vols are likely to struggle next season (and probably the year after that), this guy has a very good chance of turning Tennessee into a conference power again.

"Today, there's all kind of talk out there. You've got some saying the SEC should expand, that it...

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"Today, there's all kind of talk out there. You've got some saying the SEC should expand, that it would do well to add Miami and Florida State. To me, that doesn't make sense. We've already got Florida. We know this: If there's a penalty trying to win a national championship coming out of the SEC, the last four years tells you what it is. In our league you have the feeling you've got to win the championship twice."

Alabama Coach Nick Saban speaks his mind about the idea of conference expansion at the New Orleans Crimson Caravan stop last week. Via The Times-Picayune.

"I'd never seen anybody shot before. Even though I didn't see them shot, I saw them after they were...

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"I'd never seen anybody shot before. Even though I didn't see them shot, I saw them after they were shot.... It's a horrible thing. There's not a May 4 that goes by that I don't think about it. Really think about it. Forty years seems like a long time. But it doesn't seem that long to me."

Forty years ago today, on the campus of Kent State University in Ohio, four students were killed and nine other injured when members of the Ohio National Guard fired on a crowd of unarmed students. Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban was a freshman at the school and recalls the event - as well as it's impact on him - in this article by Mike Lopresti in USA Today.

"If you lose this game, you'll take it to your [expletive] graves."

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"If you lose this game, you'll take it to your [expletive] graves."

Team USA Hockey Coach Herb Brooks prior to the Gold Medal match against Finland in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Following the emotional "Miracle on Ice" win over the USSR, the team still had to face the Finnish squad in the title game. It took a dramatic come back from a 2-1 third period deficit to earn the 4-2 victory. Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban cited this oft-forgotten game in his press conference on Saturday.
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