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WATCH: Nick Saban dances with Alabama players in locker room after comeback to win Iron Bowl in overtime

Earlier this week, Alabama head coach Nick Saban took umbrage with Crimson Tide fans who, no longer satisfied with simply winning, bemoan their team for not blowing out their opponents week-in and week-out. While Saban’s rant about “self-absorbed” fans made headlines, lost in his comments about certain fans was how the seven-time national champion supported his players by saying that kind of mentality was not fair to the team.

Saturday, Saban and his players got to reap the rewards of a victory that was far from easy to earn. For most of the Iron Bowl, the Crimson Tide was shut out by Auburn, which led 10-0 at the start of the fourth quarter. But on a 97-yard drive that began with 1:03 left to play, Alabama scored a touchdown to force overtime, in which they prevailed to win by a score of 24-22.

In the post-game locker room,

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IndyCar team owner Sam Schmidt walks for first time in 21 years, dances with daughter at wedding

INDIANAPOLIS — Savannah Boehrer is standing in her wedding gown, waiting. She’s been waiting for 21 years.

“Now for the father-daughter dance,” the DJ announces. The song starts playing: “Daddy Dance With Me.”

Since she was two years old, Boehrer has wanted that so badly. But her dad Sam Schmidt couldn’t dance. He couldn’t walk.

On this day in April, though, as the words “I know what you see when you look at me…as we walk down the aisle” play out, she sees something remarkable.

Schmidt walking toward her to dance.

Sam Schmidt dances with his daughter, Savannah, at her wedding.

Sam Schmidt dances with his daughter, Savannah, at her wedding.

Boehrer’s hand goes to her mouth. She starts crying. Everyone in the reception hall starts crying. There are cheers, gasps and wonder.

For the first time since 2000, when a crash paralyzed Schmidt from the neck down, he dances with his daughter — with the aid of an exoskeleton.

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