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Why is Nick Saban smiling? The answer goes beyond him leading Bama to another title

ESPN
“I enjoyed the ride!” Alabama head coach Nick Saban, his 69-year-old face looking downright cherubic, was specifically talking about the lift he had just received, as he was carried him across the field of Hard Rock Stadium like a sack of potatoes on the right shoulder of 6-foot-6, 324-pound Landon......

Saban passes Bryant for most national titles

ESPN
Move over Paul “Bear” Bryant. Nick Saban now owns the most national championships by a head coach in college football history. Saban won his record seventh title when he led Alabama to a 52-24 win over Ohio State in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night in Miami.......

Alabama’s perseverance guides Nick Saban to record seventh national championship

ESPN
Nick Saban found himself in the unfamiliar position of walking through empty halls and past vacant offices at Alabama for much of the summer. His staff and players were forced to isolate in their homes, and Saban was doing his best to adapt to this new reality. The 69-year-old coach......

Nick Saban Was Famous for Defense. Alabama’s Offense Is the Star Now.

New York Times
Alan Blinder Nick Saban, of all people, was worried. He had resurrected the University of Alabama’s proud football program from a deep downswing. He was routinely conquering college football with fearsome rushing attacks and hard-hitting defenses. Forget the governor: There was no more commanding figure in the state than the......

Saban: Waddle (ankle) could return for CFP final

ESPN
Alabama coach Nick Saban told ESPN that junior receiver Jaylen Waddle has been cleared to practice this week and has a chance to play Monday against Ohio State in the College Football Playoff national championship game. “He’s been running, but we need to see him in practice,” Saban said. “Our......

Asked about Auburn job, Kiffin evokes Saban

ESPN
Lane Kiffin has long credited Nick Saban for helping to reenergize Kiffin’s head-coaching career, but that doesn’t mean Kiffin is opposed to poking fun at his old boss. In fact, Kiffin jokingly went into full Saban mode Monday at his news conference when asked if he is a candidate for......

Saban lauds Bama staff, but ‘did yell at the TV’

ESPN
Alabama football coach Nick Saban found himself in the uncomfortable position of feeling out of control as he watched Saturday’s game against Auburn while isolating from home following a positive COVID-19 test earlier in the week. Saban said the coaching staff did a “marvelous job” of handling the situation, and......

The N.F.L. postpones a Thanksgiving game because of a Ravens outbreak, and Coach Saban tests positive.

New York Times
Ken Belson Here’s what you need to know: A memorial to Covid-19 victims in Atlanta. Credit…Audra Melton for The New York Times For anyone tracking the daily number of deaths from the coronavirus as a metric of the pandemic’s devastation, Tuesday was a particularly bad day. The number of virus-related deaths......

Alabama’s Saban positive, out for Auburn game

ESPN
Alabama Crimson coach Nick Saban said on Wednesday evening that he’s feeling fine after receiving a positive COVID-19 test earlier in the day. A hoarse Saban said he’s only experiencing mild symptoms like a runny nose. Saban, 69, will be unable to coach Saturday’s game against Auburn. Saban has gone......

Nick Saban, Alabama’s Coach, Tests Positive for Virus

New York Times
Alan Blinder Nick Saban, top-ranked Alabama’s football coach, has tested positive for coronavirus, university officials said Wednesday. Saban tested positive for the virus in October, but doctors concluded within days that the initial test had been inaccurate. On Wednesday, though, Alabama said he had “very mild symptoms, so this test......

Alabama HC Nick Saban Tests Positive for COVID-19

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc2MTY3NTEzMjQ2MTQ4MDA5/nick-saban-alabama-georgia-covid-coaching.jpg Ben Pickman Alabama head coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced in a press release on Wednesday.  According to the university, Saban is exhibiting mild symptoms and the test will not be categorized as a potential false positive result.  Saban, 68, previously tested positive for COVID-19 on......

‘Everybody just stopped … we were watching history.’ From Nick Saban to Bill Murray, stars recall Tiger’s 2019 Masters win

ESPN
Editor’s note: This was originally published on April 8. A year later, even Tiger Woods says the reaction to his win at the 2019 Masters “blew his mind.” We asked some of the most recognizable names on the planet — celebrities, athletes, coaches, a former secretary of state — to......

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