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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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Damien Harris shares insight on how Nick Saban prepared him for NFL

Damien Harris didn’t have a spectacular performance in Week 1 of the young NFL season, only mustering up 62 yards on 16 carries. He also recorded his first career fumble in his NFL debut.

This past Sunday against the Dolphins, however, he would not make the same mistake. Harris managed to reach the century mark for the first time, of many to come, in his short NFL career, rushing for 100 yards on 23 totes. While he couldn’t find the end zone, the impact he had was apparent in a 17-16 win for the New England Patriots.

In an interview with SportsCenter on ESPN, Harris was asked about how his time at Alabama prepared him for play at the next level, and here is what he had to say:

“100 percent, everybody knows that Coach Belichick and Coach Saban are pretty close, so they run their ships pretty much

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Rinaldi Says He Was With Saban When Coach Told Of Diagnosis

TUSCALOOSA, AL. — ESPN National Reporter Tom Rinaldi says he was with Alabama head football coach Nick Saban on Wednesday when athletic department staff notified the Crimson Tide coach that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Rinaldi recounted the experience on Sportscenter, saying he was in a staff room adjacent to Saban’s office as he worked on different pieces for ESPN’s College GameDay, which is in Tuscaloosa for the Tide’s Tuesday matchup against the Georgia Bulldogs.

He went on to say Jeff Allen, associate athletics director for sports medicine, opened the door to Saban’s office and asked the coach to leave the room.

“A few moments later, Saban opened the door, he apologized and said he had to leave,” Rinaldi said. “He left the building almost immediately with [Allen] guiding him out.”

Rinaldi confirmed during the show that Saban had been tested again Thursday morning, with the results expected back

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