Nick Saban

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Nick Saban said : “The numerous home-and-home matchups that have been scheduled in recent years are going to make for some great football games for our program and our fan base,” External link

al Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Our family calls Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama home, it’s a place where our roots now run deep,” “This agreement gives us the chance to continue to impact the lives of the young men and their families who choose to play football and get an education at Alabama” External link

al Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said ( about Greg Byrne ) : "Terry and I are pleased and happy to sign another contract extension that will keep us in Tuscaloosa through the end of our career," "Our family calls Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama home, it's a place where our roots now run deep. This agreement gives us the chance to continue to impact the lives of the young men and their families who choose to play football and get an education at Alabama. We want to thank the Board of Trustees, Chancellor St. John, President Bell, Director of Athletics Greg Byrne, our athletics administration, the football staff and the whole University community for their support" External link

fox10tv Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Terry [my wife] and I are pleased and happy to sign another contract extension that will keep us in Tuscaloosa through the end of our career," External link

upi Monday, June 7, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Our family calls Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama home. It's a place where our roots now run deep" External link

upi Monday, June 7, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Terry and I are pleased and happy to sign another contract extension that will keep us in Tuscaloosa through the end of our career,” External link

usaToday Monday, June 7, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think we’re pretty close to being there,” External link

al Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We’ve given every player the option to do whatever he wants to do,” External link

al Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “When everything went dark, the biggest difference last year was that we couldn’t have camps, but most of the guys we had been recruiting had at least been on campus and visited the facilities, had maybe been in a (previous) camp,” “This year, most of the guys we are recruiting, we haven’t had a chance to know them in person” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, June 2, 2021 4:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “College football fans and players both want full stadiums this fall,” External link

al Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “So is that going to make the rich get richer ? I don’t know,” External link

al Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:36:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban says : “College football fans and players both want full stadiums this fall. Let’s make sure we can safely make this happen by getting vaccinated. Please get your COVID-19 vaccine,” External link

beaumontenterprise Saturday, May 8, 2021 3:13:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban says : “College football fans and players both want full stadiums this fall. Let’s make sure we can safely make this happen by getting vaccinated. Please get your COVID-19 vaccine,” External link

gazette Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “College football fans and players both want full stadiums this fall,” External link

al Friday, May 7, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think Mike has done a tremendous job for a long time, with a lot of help and support from a lot of other people,” “Obviously, anything that is helpful to create opportunities for young people, is something that we certainly support with ‘Nick’s Kids.’ It’s our philosophy as well. This is always an opportunity to show our support for Mike and what he does with Team Focus. We’re happy to do it” External link

al Friday, May 7, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think technology changed really changed the way we operate, completely and totally from March of last year until now,” “We’ve all had to improvise and adjust how we do things. We actually can get more done this way, in a lot of ways. It’s not personal -- it’s all on Zoom -- but I can sit here and do four home visits in one night, where if I was on the road doing it personally I would’ve only been able to do one” External link

al Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Sometimes I can play okay, but when you play 2,3 times in February and then 2,3 times in May, it doesn’t work out too good. I am glad to be out here though because it’s the only sport I can really play now because of my hip,” External link

wsfa Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “But that’s normal. That’s expectation,” External link

al Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “This is not a game you can just go play because you played baseball or basketball or something else. It looks easy but it’s not. It’s a metaphor of life,” “There’s a lot of opportunity to overcome adversity and stay focused on the next shot regardless of where you are and what the outcome might be. I enjoy playing because it’s the only thing I can play now” External link

al Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I got -- to be honest -- a little afraid to play because they didn’t want me to play. So I kinda retired,” External link

al Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We haven’t come out of retirement yet,” External link

al Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “This last group was special in terms of all the guys that got drafted the other night -- the way they carried themselves, the way they handled themselves,” “They got a lot of class in this group and I’m really proud that they represent the university, themselves and the family in such a first-class way” External link

al Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban explained : “We know we lost a lot of really good players to the draft but a lot of character that goes along with that, and leadership,” External link

al Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I don’t think A-Day was sort of a typical A-Day with 24 players out because of COVID,” External link

al Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Dylan was very aware of [the knee pain] and I do think it affected his performance a little bit,” External link

al Sunday, May 2, 2021 2:42:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We never had any issues here with him at all when it came to structure, whether it was football or academics,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 1, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban told : "It just makes me feel like a proud papa," External link

fox35orlando Friday, April 30, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I also think that because of this storm, it really galvanized the community in a lot of ways a lot of people came together to help each other,” External link

al Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think when you’re talking about something like this, you’re not talking about one school versus another — you’re talking about people,” External link

al Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think he’s showed good leadership,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, April 27, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Is that going to make the rich get richer? I don’t know. You can decide that,” External link

usaToday Friday, April 23, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Every scrimmage we had, he performed very, very well,” External link

al Monday, April 19, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "The pocket collapses on him and he was in some tough situations relative to that," "I think he's done a really good job all spring. We continue to work on him kind of having a presence out there that affects other people in a positive way. And I think he's starting to get more and more respect from the other players by the way he plays" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Basically, the players know that if they run into me, it's very similar to running into the goal post," External link

arkansasonline Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “The pocket collapses on him and he was in some tough situations relative to that,” “I think he’s done a really good job all spring. We continue to work on him kind of having a presence out there that affects other people in a positive way. And I think he’s starting to get more and more respect from the other players by the way he plays” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Basically, the players know that if they run into me, it’s very similar to running into the goal post,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “The pocket collapses on him and he was in some tough situations relative to that,” “I think he’s done a really good job all spring. We continue to work on him kind of having a presence out there that affects other people in a positive way. And I think he’s starting to get more and more respect from the other players by the way he plays” External link

eagletribune Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Basically, the players know that if they run into me, it’s very similar to running into the goal post,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “The pocket collapses on him and he was in some tough situations relative to that,” “I think he’s done a really good job all spring. We continue to work on him kind of having a presence out there that affects other people in a positive way. And I think he’s starting to get more and more respect from the other players by the way he plays” External link

seattlepi Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Basically, the players know that if they run into me, it’s very similar to running into the goal post,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban added : “He has made significant improvement throughout the spring and he is someone who we think has a lot of potential,” External link

al Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:49:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban added : “We knew he was ready to step up and be a guy we could count on and have a role for this year, and he did a nice job all spring long,” External link

al Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:49:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Bryce is the quarterback for right now,” External link

al Friday, April 16, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban responded : “I just said Bryce is going to play with the [first-team offense],” “Alright? So that’s the way it’s gonna be. How do you know that he’s progressed the way he has been? What have you seen to be able to make that statement, first of all? I mean, I’m happy with his progress -- I don’t want you to think that -- but I just don’t know where you sort of just can come out and make that statement” External link

al Friday, April 16, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “There’s competition at the [quarterback] position,” External link

al Friday, April 16, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think what’s going to happen as you see how often in a lot of leagues, you know the good players go to a good team and the bad players leave good teams because they’re not playing,” “So is that going to make the rich get richer? I don’t know. You can decide that” External link

al Friday, April 16, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Most guys that have left here,” External link

al Friday, April 16, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “So, that means we have to have a need for them,” “They have to be better than a guy is that we have in the program right now at their position. And so we’ll be selective and how we choose guys, we’re still going to recruit quality players that we can develop in the program” External link

al Friday, April 16, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Then what happens with the guys that leave your program?” “You just replace them with guys from other programs who probably … I don’t think we’re going to have our best players on our team want to leave Alabama” External link

al Friday, April 16, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He has been a very positive guy on our team. He’s been a core player on special teams. He’s got a great attitude; he plays with a lot of energy,” External link

al Friday, April 9, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “which was all about intangibles, it was all about leadership, it was all about holding people accountable,” External link

al Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think they’ve learned a lot from the first time in the stadium, first time in the scrimmage first time, you know, being in a live situation in college football for a lot of them so you look for great improvement from the first scrimmage to the second scrimmage,” External link

al Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “People have to earn the right to be leaders,” “They have to do things right themselves. They can’t be late for meetings and not do things exactly right. They have to set a good example for others … That’s his choice. That’s a lot of people’s choice on the team” External link

al Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban says : "Najee is, I think, an exceptional player," External link

palmbeachpost Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said ( about John Lynch ) : “He didn’t ask me a thing,” “I said hi to him, John Lynch too. They did not ask anything about him. Maybe they thought they weren’t allowed to because on the Pro Day floor, which is where I saw them, I think they -- I don’t know all their rules but I think their rule is they aren’t really allowed to talk to me” External link

al Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Latu has done a really good job so far,” External link

al Saturday, April 3, 2021 3:53:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “For a first scrimmage we’re pretty pleased with it,” External link

al Saturday, April 3, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I thought Bryce did a pretty good job of managing the game [in the scrimmage],” External link

al Saturday, April 3, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think we got a lot of improvement to do, especially with [second team] on offense,” “We got a lot of young guys playing in the offensive line with Emil out and [right tackle] Evan Neal’s the only starter coming back. So I see a lot of good potential that we need to work on and improve” External link

al Saturday, April 3, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “The [first-team] defense played fairly well,” External link

al Saturday, April 3, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think they’ve got a lot of ability,” “I think their heads [are] swimming probably a little bit right now with all the different things that they have to learn on offense but you’re also seeing probably a lot more things than you’re used to seeing out of the defense so that creates a lot of multiples for a young guy” External link

al Saturday, April 3, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He needs to know what to do all the time,” “He’s like all the other young players out there. I think these guys find out that this is not going to be as easy as they thought it was. But I think he’s shown a lot of maturity. And he has played with toughness” External link

al Saturday, April 3, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “These guys all gotta prove themselves,” “I think speed kills on the football field, and on the highway. I love to have speed guys. We have some big guys, but we’ve gotta get some speed guys, too” External link

al Wednesday, March 31, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I don’t know if he had a torn meniscus,” “You can talk to the doctor about that. I know he had issues with his knee. We drained his knee a few times. Dr. Cain made all the decisions about how we should manage him through the season. Dylan was very aware of it and I do think it affected his performance a little bit” External link

al Monday, March 29, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “You’re in the hot seat when you’re a quarterback, but it’s pretty satisfying when you make progress,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 29, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “You’re in the hot seat when you’re a quarterback, but it’s pretty satisfying when you make progress,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 29, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “You’re in the hot seat when you’re a quarterback, but it’s pretty satisfying when you make progress,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “You’re in the hot seat when you’re a quarterback, but it’s pretty satisfying when you make progress,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “You’re in the hot seat when you’re a quarterback, but it’s pretty satisfying when you make progress,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I mean, we went through a similar process last year on defense where we had eight new starters — four new guys out of five in the secondary,” External link

al Friday, March 26, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We really feel like we have a good group of running backs,” “This is going to be great for them to get a lot of experience. It’s going to be great for the young guys to get a lot of experience at receiver. So we’re just going to try to develop these guys one day at a time” External link

al Friday, March 26, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Even though he didn’t get to play that much, he got a lot of reps in practice, a lot of good carryover for him,” External link

al Friday, March 26, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Certainly, what do we have to do with all these players to get the outcome we want,” “And it’s going to be a work in progress, no doubt. But that’s why we’re practicing” External link

al Friday, March 26, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said ( about Jay Graham ) : “Jay made a decision to do what he did and we’re going to support him every way we can,” External link

al Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We’ll start a search and see if we can find the best coach,” “There’s no timetable for doing that” External link

al Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “has done a really good job so far,” External link

al Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I know everybody complains about the defense, but we were like first in the SEC in points allowed and we were 13th in the country in points allowed,” External link

al Tuesday, March 23, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “This whole idea of getting off the field and not giving the other team more opportunities to have chances to make plays,” External link

al Tuesday, March 23, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I thought, at times, he was feeling his way out there, not playing with the kind of confidence that we would like for him to play with, but it’s part of his development and he learned from it,” External link

seattlepi Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:19:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I thought, at times, he was feeling his way out there, not playing with the kind of confidence that we would like for him to play with, but it’s part of his development and he learned from it,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 20, 2021 4:42:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I thought, at times, he was feeling his way out there, not playing with the kind of confidence that we would like for him to play with, but it’s part of his development and he learned from it,” External link

click2houston Saturday, March 20, 2021 3:45:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “A lot of these guys have played a lot of good football around here and they really don’t have anything to prove here in the spring,” “Better for us if we can get more reps to somebody else and let them develop” External link

al Saturday, March 20, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He’s not 100 percent but he’s getting there, and we’re very happy with the progress,” “He’s had a tough road to hoe and he’s had a great attitude about it and he’s worked hard. We’re really pleased” External link

al Saturday, March 20, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "I think there's a lot of exposure lost if you don't have good programs," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think there’s a lot of exposure lost if you don’t have good programs,” External link

eagletribune Friday, February 26, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We’ve had years in the past when we’ve played young guys at that position and they’ve made significant contributions,” “I use the example a lot of times when we were playing Georgia in the national championship game. Smitty caught the touchdown pass; he was a freshman. (Henry) Ruggs and Jerry Jeudy were both in there” External link

al Friday, February 5, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Everybody’s role is gonna be different,” External link

al Friday, February 5, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He’s got a really good disposition about himself as a leader and a great personality that I think people can sort of follow,” “And we’re excited to have him here. He was one of the top guys in the country in our opinion, and we were really happy to get him here” External link

al Friday, February 5, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said ( about Davey O Brien ) : “I mean Bryce actually played behind a guy that won the Davey O’Brien (Award) this year all year long, saw him practice every day,” “So I don’t really see how having another guy helps develop a younger guy. I don’t get that for sure or where that sort of assumption comes from. I don’t know that we’d do anything different” External link

al Friday, February 5, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think what everybody did is they adapted extremely well to the circumstance that we were in,” “We turned in what would have been official visits and camps and all those things into virtual reality so to speak in terms of how we managed, how we developed relationships, the time we spent with the players that we recruited and the relationships that we were able to develop. "We recruit as a team here so a lot of coaches did a great job, a lot of people in the university community chipped in and helped us with academic interviews and so forth even though they weren’t here” External link

annistonstar Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We also included the families in virtual practice. We included them in virtual medical meetings, virtual strength and conditioning, academics, academic appointments,” External link

annistonstar Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "We turned what would have been official visits and camps and all those things into virtual reality, so to speak, in terms of how we managed, how we developed relationships, the time we spent with the players we recruited and the relationships we were able to develop," External link

foxnews Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I tell my wife ‘How the hell does that happen? That guy is getting older just like me and he looks better now …’ Is it just being with that unit? What else are you doing, man to stay that fresh?” External link

al Friday, January 29, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban responded : “like what did you guys see in him at that level and how he produced because he obviously won the Heisman Trophy and hands down he was the top player in the country?” External link

al Friday, January 29, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “That’s not what we do here,” External link

al Friday, January 29, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think he really good job in Houston when he was the head coach,” External link

al Friday, January 22, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "I'm just happy that we won tonight," "I really haven't thought about that because you're always looking forward. I just love this team so much and what they've been able to do. I can't even put it into words" External link

wtva Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "His legacy lasted over a long, long period of time," External link

wtva Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me, this team accomplished more almost than any team," External link

wtva Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "I guess I have to say it," External link

wptv Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Our offense was really the key to the success of this team. We’re an okay defensive team, not a great defensive team,” External link

al Friday, January 15, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I actually tried to teach him not to do it, and it didn’t work,” External link

al Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban told : "I think he's an outstanding coach and a really good person," External link

upi Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said ( about Bill O Brien ) : “I’ve always tried to have the best knowledge and experience I can for our players and their development, and I certainly think [O’Brien] can contribute to that in a very positive way,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "It's the greatest honor I think of any coaching award, from my standpoint, that anybody could ever receive because of who it's named after," "I've always thought he's the best coach ever in college football, and I still feel that way" External link

upi Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban recalled : “The biggest thing that I learned and started to learn at 11 years old was how important it was to do things correctly,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think Coach Bryant is sort of in a class of his own in terms of what he was able to accomplish, what his record is, the longevity that he had and the tradition he established,” “If it wasn’t for Coach Bryant, we would never be able to do what we did. I mean, he’s the one that made Alabama and the tradition at Alabama a place where lots of players wanted to come. We’ve been able to build on that with great support” External link

nytimes Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “This is just the most together, committed group I think we’ve ever had the opportunity to be associated with. I think that’s special,” External link

wsfa Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:37:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me this is the ultimate team," "There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we've ever had. They've had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently" External link

CBSnews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "I'm just happy that we won tonight," "I really haven't thought about that because you're always looking forward. I just love this team so much and what they've been able to do. I can't even put it into words" External link

wtva Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "His legacy lasted over a long, long period of time," External link

wtva Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me, this team accomplished more almost than any team," External link

wtva Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban asked : “Is this what we want football to be?” External link

usaToday Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this is the ultimate team,” “There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we’ve ever had. They’ve had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this team accomplished more than almost any team,” “No disrespect to other teams we had but this team won 11 SEC games. No other team has done that. They won the SEC and went undefeated in the SEC and then they beat two great teams in the playoffs with no break. I think there’s going to be quite a bit to write about the legacy of this team” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "I have mixed emotions about expansion," External link

upi Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:27:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "One of the great things about college football is a lot of players got rewarded, got a lot of positive self-gratification for having a good season by being able to go to a bowl game," External link

upi Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:27:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We just had a limited plan for him,” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He probably played a little bit more there in the third quarter than what we anticipated,” “We wanted 10 or 12 plays” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He’s got a lot of grit and toughness because he’s had a bad ankle for about the last half of the season,” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “My hat’s off to him,” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "I think this team showed great perseverance, great resiliency," External link

annistonstar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "We've had teams here that have had probably more talent overall," External link

annistonstar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "The to-do list started after the game last night," "It's an ongoing process, building a team. I don't think you can fall asleep at the switch for a minute if you want to try to do it the right way for your players and your program" External link

annistonstar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "I'm just happy that we won tonight," "I really haven't thought about that because you're always looking forward. I just love this team so much and what they've been able to do. I can't even put it into words" External link

abc7ny Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "His legacy lasted over a long, long period of time," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me, this team accomplished more almost than any team," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me, this is the ultimate team," External link

foxnews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:07:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Perseverance probably is the one word that describes this team the best," External link

foxnews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:07:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Our offense was really the key to the success of this team. We’re an OK defensive team, not a great defensive team. We played well enough, got enough stops. But the offense was dynamic. That’s what made the difference,” External link

wsfa Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Well, to me, this team accomplished more almost than any team. No disrespect to any other teams that we had or any championship teams. But this team won 11 SEC games. No other team has done that. They won the SEC, went undefeated in the SEC, then they beat two great teams in the playoffs with no break in between. This is our fifth game in a row, from LSU to Arkansas to Florida to Notre Dame to here. Played 13 games, went undefeated with all the disruption that we had in this season. I think there’s quite a bit to write about when it comes to the legacy of the team,” External link

wsfa Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban added : “He’s a great competitor. I heard somebody say he set some kind of record in the first half of the game. Heavens knows what he would have done if he played the whole game. But you’re talking about the ultimate warrior, ultimate competitor. I’m so happy for him that he was recognized as the best player in college football because I don’t think anybody’s done more for their team than he has for our team,” External link

wsfa Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heavens knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me this is the ultimate team," "There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we've ever had. They've had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, January 12, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

fox10tv Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:23:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this is the ultimate team,” “There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we’ve ever had. They’ve had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently” External link

wishtv Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this team accomplished more than almost any team,” “No disrespect to other teams we had but this team won 11 SEC games. No other team has done that. They won the SEC and went undefeated in the SEC and then they beat two great teams in the playoffs with no break. I think there’s going to be quite a bit to write about the legacy of this team” External link

wishtv Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

wishtv Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven knows what he’d have done if he’d have played the whole game,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Perseverance probably is the one word that describes this team the best,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “You’re talking about the ultimate warrior, ultimate competitor,” “I’m so happy for him that he was recognized as the best player in college football because I don’t think anybody’s done more for their team than he has for our team” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

accesswdun Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:35:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me this is the ultimate team," "There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we've ever had. They've had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently" External link

CBSnews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:57:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

cbs46 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He wasn’t supposed to play in the game,” “He just came off of surgery. But he wanted to go in and snap the ball, so we let him do that and I guess he was pretty happy for me. But I enjoyed the ride” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this is the ultimate team,” “There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we’ve ever had. They’ve had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently” External link

gazette Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this team accomplished more than almost any team,” “No disrespect to other teams we had but this team won 11 SEC games. No other team has done that. They won the SEC and went undefeated in the SEC and then they beat two great teams in the playoffs with no break. I think there’s going to be quite a bit to write about the legacy of this team” External link

gazette Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven’s knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

gazette Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this is the ultimate team,” “There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we’ve ever had. They’ve had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently” External link

denverpost Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “It was dislocated and they couldn’t get it back in,” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I told Smitty after the game, I said, You’re the only player that I know that missed a whole half because of your finger,” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me this is the ultimate team," "There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we've ever had. They've had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently" External link

startribune Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me this team accomplished more than almost any team," "No disrespect to other teams we had but this team won 11 SEC games. No other team has done that. They won the SEC and went undefeated in the SEC and then they beat two great teams in the playoffs with no break. I think there's going to be quite a bit to write about the legacy of this team" External link

startribune Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Heaven knows what he would have done if he played the whole game," External link

startribune Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me this is the ultimate team," "There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we've ever had. They've had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently" External link

startribune Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me this team accomplished more than almost any team," "No disrespect to other teams we had but this team won 11 SEC games. No other team has done that. They won the SEC and went undefeated in the SEC and then they beat two great teams in the playoffs with no break. I think there's going to be quite a bit to write about the legacy of this team" External link

startribune Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Heaven's knows what he would have done if he played the whole game," External link

startribune Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this is the ultimate team,” “There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we’ve ever had. They’ve had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently” External link

kiro7 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven's knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

kiro7 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this is the ultimate team,” “There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we’ve ever had. They’ve had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently” External link

wbtv Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "This is a team that was always together," External link

afp-en Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:10:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Everybody bought into the principles and values of the organization and program," "And they just did a great job. They played together. They supported each other. This is a great team" External link

afp-en Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:10:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Smitty obviously had a great . . . half,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this is the ultimate team,” “There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we’ve ever had. They’ve had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently” External link

live5news Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this is the ultimate team,” “There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we’ve ever had. They’ve had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently” External link

newschannel6now Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me this is the ultimate team," "There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we've ever had. They've had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently" External link

CBSnews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Every team is different. Every team has its own personality,” External link

masslive Monday, January 11, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Our team has shown a lot of maturity and perseverance throughout the season,” “We told our players basically the team that shows the maturity to be able to handle disruptions is going to have the best chance to be successful in the end, and consistency in performance is always a key to success, and that perseverance has shown up in the way we’ve been able to play with consistency” External link

masslive Monday, January 11, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Every team is different. Every team has its own personality,” External link

denverpost Monday, January 11, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Our team has shown a lot of maturity and perseverance throughout the season,” “We told our players basically the team that shows the maturity to be able to handle disruptions is going to have the best chance to be successful in the end, and consistency in performance is always a key to success, and that perseverance has shown up in the way we’ve been able to play with consistency” External link

denverpost Monday, January 11, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Every team is different. Every team has its own personality," External link

arkansasonline Monday, January 11, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Our team has shown a lot of maturity and perseverance throughout the season," "We told our players basically the team that shows the maturity to be able to handle disruptions is going to have the best chance to be successful in the end, and consistency in performance is always a key to success, and that perseverance has shown up in the way we've been able to play with consistency" External link

arkansasonline Monday, January 11, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Every team is different. Every team has its own personality," External link

news4jax Monday, January 11, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Our team has shown a lot of maturity and perseverance throughout the season,” “We told our players basically the team that shows the maturity to be able to handle disruptions is going to have the best chance to be successful in the end, and consistency in performance is always a key to success, and that perseverance has shown up in the way we’ve been able to play with consistency” External link

news4jax Monday, January 11, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Every team is different. Every team has its own personality,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, January 11, 2021 1:41:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Our team has shown a lot of maturity and perseverance throughout the season,” “We told our players basically the team that shows the maturity to be able to handle disruptions is going to have the best chance to be successful in the end, and consistency in performance is always a key to success, and that perseverance has shown up in the way we’ve been able to play with consistency” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, January 11, 2021 1:41:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I immediately responded that I'm tired of going to school, I don't really want to go to graduate school, and I don't want to be a coach, so why would I do something like this,” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He's taken advantage of a great opportunity and certainly done an outstanding job with it, and they've got one of the best teams in the country,” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Every team is different. Every team has its own personality," External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 10, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Our team has shown a lot of maturity and perseverance throughout the season,” “We told our players basically the team that shows the maturity to be able to handle disruptions is going to have the best chance to be successful in the end, and consistency in performance is always a key to success, and that perseverance has shown up in the way we’ve been able to play with consistency” External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 10, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He has been able to practice to some degree,” “The biggest challenge is can he sustain in the game. It’s a game-time decision if he thinks he can play and go out and do his job well enough to contribute to the team. We won’t know that until we get out there after pregame warm-up” External link

cleveland Sunday, January 10, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think the biggest challenge is can he sustain in the game?” “It will be a game-time decision as to whether he thinks he can play and go out there and do his job well enough to contribute to the team. We won’t know that until we get out there after pregame warmup” External link

al Sunday, January 10, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think our coaching staff has done a really good job working with our players,” External link

al Sunday, January 10, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Alabama would not be what it is — the job I have would not be what it is — if it wasn't for Bear Bryant and all that he did to make Alabama, the University of Alabama, the success that they have, the tradition, the expectations, the national image, the national pride," External link

annistonstar Saturday, January 9, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "So just the whole timing of the whole thing would have been a tough management," External link

wptv Friday, January 8, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think there would have been some probably, I don’t know, difficult management issues if we would have moved the game back,” “Our school is starting this next week. We would have had 35,000 students coming back here. We’ve played 12 games this year, so we have a lot of guys that have ground through the season, a lot of guys that are nicked up a little bit” External link

al Friday, January 8, 2021 12:54:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We knew going into the season -- previous experience with guys like Dont’a Hightower, who had injuries like this -- sometimes it takes these guys a full year to actually get back to 100 percent,” External link

al Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think everybody respects the disruptions we’ve had to endure throughout the season,” External link

cleveland Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We played 12 games this year, so we have a lot of guys that have ground through the season — a lot of guys that are nicked up a little bit,” “Another week of practice wouldn’t been much more difficult for those guys, probably” External link

cleveland Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Well, look, I think everybody respects the disruptions that we’ve had to endure throughout the season,” “We have total respect for the safety of players. If there were -- and I think there were some issues relative to COVID, and there were discussions as to whether it was fair to continue or to move the game back and all that” External link

al Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think there would have been some probably, I don’t know, difficult management issues if we would have moved the game back,” “Our school is starting this next week. We would have had 35,000 students coming back here. We’ve played 12 games this year, so we have a lot of guys that have ground through the season, a lot of guys that are nicked up a little bit” External link

al Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “So just the whole timing of the whole thing would have been a tough management,” “But I would have put player safety on either team as the most important factor in this decision” External link

al Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I went through it when I became the head coach at Michigan State and I was the defensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns with Bill Belichick, and we had like five or six games left to play in the season and had a chance to get in the playoffs, which we did, and went two deep in the playoffs, won the first game, lost the second,” “I think you just have to separate yourself and focus on look, if it wasn't for the players, if it wasn't for the players at the Cleveland Browns being the best defense, I probably would have never got the Michigan State job. So you kind of owe it to the players to give your best, to do your best to help them get prepared for the game so they can play well in the game” External link

usaToday Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He’s been able to practice some,” “Status for the game is still relatively up in the air” External link

al Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I don’t have any crystal ball to know,” External link

al Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban declaró : “Nuestra ofensiva controló el ritmo del partido” “El único momento en que nos detuvimos en el encuentro fue cuando nos detuvimos nosotros mismos” External link

wsoctv Sunday, December 30, 2018 9:42:00 AM EAT



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Steve Sarkisian told ( about Nick Saban ) : “I got to know (Saban) beyond the straw hat, beyond the polo on the sidelines, beyond the press conferences,” External link

al Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Mike Vrabel said ( about Nick Saban ) : “I’ve had a really good relationship with coach Saban,” External link

al Friday, June 11, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Jalen Hurts said ( about Nick Saban ) : “Coach Nick Sirianni is coming in and preaching connection, preaching accountability, competition, fundamentals, football IQ,” “And I know all of those different avenues and principles we’re trying to instill here in Philly. No one is above that. Everybody’s got to go to work. So, for me, the rent is due every day. It’s always been that way for me. Get better every day. And I don’t plan on missing any payments” External link

readingeagle Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Finebaum said ( about Nick Saban ) : “Even the most ardent Auburn fan has almost just waved the white flag when it comes to (Alabama coach Nick) Saban now,” External link

al Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Chris Owens said ( about Nick Saban ) : "Part of it was being able to learn from a bunch of NFL coaches," "I feel like if I went into the draft this year, I might not have gone where I wanted to. Knowing that Coach (Nick) Saban was going to bring in some really reliable guys with some good experience, I felt like it would be just as good as going to the next level because I can get that same tutoring and get those same lessons" External link

southernminn Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:33:00 AM EAT

Derek Mason said ( about Nick Saban ) : “Then we bring the Grand Poobah into it, Nick Eason, and try to let Nick move us around to what we want with some stemming and the ability to move the front so we can create vertical seams and not just stay in the same place the whole time,” “I like where we’re at right now. A lot of things happening, a lot of teaching going on, but really for our guys I think they’re getting better every day and that’s what we want” External link

al Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Locksley said ( about Nick Saban ) : “When you hire good coaches, you’re going to lose good coaches, and we’ve done just that,” “But the thing that I’ve learned and what’s great about having the opportunity to be behind the wall there [at Alabama] with Coach [Nick] Saban is that the philosophy never changed of what we did on offense. You could add to it, you can bring in some new things and wrinkles in it, but who we are on offense, defense and special teams has not and will not change under my tenure. Will it improve? Of course. We’re going to always work to self-scout and study what we do and make it better” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Bill O Brien said ( about Nick Saban ) : “I am honored and excited to join Coach Saban’s staff at The University of Alabama,” External link

al Friday, January 22, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Gary Danielson said ( about Nick Saban ) : “With the quarterback position at any level, you’re better off playing two years later than one year early,” “I think that’s really some of the hidden genius around Nick Saban” External link

al Monday, January 11, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Matt Miller said ( about Nick Saban ) : “Give (Tide coach) Nick Saban 10 days to figure you out and to find your weaknesses, that's terrifying,” External link

usaToday Friday, January 8, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Matt Miller said ( about Nick Saban ) : “Give (Tide coach) Nick Saban 10 days to figure you out and to find your weaknesses, that’s terrifying,” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Matt Miller said ( about Nick Saban ) : “Give (Tide coach) Nick Saban 10 days to figure you out and to find your weaknesses, that’s terrifying,” External link

denverpost Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:50:00 PM EAT

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Nick Saban said : “The numerous home-and-home matchups that have been scheduled in recent years are going to make for some great football games for our program and our fan base,” External link

al Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Our family calls Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama home, it’s a place where our roots now run deep,” “This agreement gives us the chance to continue to impact the lives of the young men and their families who choose to play football and get an education at Alabama” External link

al Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said ( about Greg Byrne ) : "Terry and I are pleased and happy to sign another contract extension that will keep us in Tuscaloosa through the end of our career," "Our family calls Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama home, it's a place where our roots now run deep. This agreement gives us the chance to continue to impact the lives of the young men and their families who choose to play football and get an education at Alabama. We want to thank the Board of Trustees, Chancellor St. John, President Bell, Director of Athletics Greg Byrne, our athletics administration, the football staff and the whole University community for their support" External link

fox10tv Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Terry [my wife] and I are pleased and happy to sign another contract extension that will keep us in Tuscaloosa through the end of our career," External link

upi Monday, June 7, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Our family calls Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama home. It's a place where our roots now run deep" External link

upi Monday, June 7, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Terry and I are pleased and happy to sign another contract extension that will keep us in Tuscaloosa through the end of our career,” External link

usaToday Monday, June 7, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think we’re pretty close to being there,” External link

al Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We’ve given every player the option to do whatever he wants to do,” External link

al Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “When everything went dark, the biggest difference last year was that we couldn’t have camps, but most of the guys we had been recruiting had at least been on campus and visited the facilities, had maybe been in a (previous) camp,” “This year, most of the guys we are recruiting, we haven’t had a chance to know them in person” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, June 2, 2021 4:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “College football fans and players both want full stadiums this fall,” External link

al Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “So is that going to make the rich get richer ? I don’t know,” External link

al Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:36:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban says : “College football fans and players both want full stadiums this fall. Let’s make sure we can safely make this happen by getting vaccinated. Please get your COVID-19 vaccine,” External link

beaumontenterprise Saturday, May 8, 2021 3:13:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban says : “College football fans and players both want full stadiums this fall. Let’s make sure we can safely make this happen by getting vaccinated. Please get your COVID-19 vaccine,” External link

gazette Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “College football fans and players both want full stadiums this fall,” External link

al Friday, May 7, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think Mike has done a tremendous job for a long time, with a lot of help and support from a lot of other people,” “Obviously, anything that is helpful to create opportunities for young people, is something that we certainly support with ‘Nick’s Kids.’ It’s our philosophy as well. This is always an opportunity to show our support for Mike and what he does with Team Focus. We’re happy to do it” External link

al Friday, May 7, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think technology changed really changed the way we operate, completely and totally from March of last year until now,” “We’ve all had to improvise and adjust how we do things. We actually can get more done this way, in a lot of ways. It’s not personal -- it’s all on Zoom -- but I can sit here and do four home visits in one night, where if I was on the road doing it personally I would’ve only been able to do one” External link

al Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Sometimes I can play okay, but when you play 2,3 times in February and then 2,3 times in May, it doesn’t work out too good. I am glad to be out here though because it’s the only sport I can really play now because of my hip,” External link

wsfa Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “But that’s normal. That’s expectation,” External link

al Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “This is not a game you can just go play because you played baseball or basketball or something else. It looks easy but it’s not. It’s a metaphor of life,” “There’s a lot of opportunity to overcome adversity and stay focused on the next shot regardless of where you are and what the outcome might be. I enjoy playing because it’s the only thing I can play now” External link

al Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I got -- to be honest -- a little afraid to play because they didn’t want me to play. So I kinda retired,” External link

al Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We haven’t come out of retirement yet,” External link

al Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “This last group was special in terms of all the guys that got drafted the other night -- the way they carried themselves, the way they handled themselves,” “They got a lot of class in this group and I’m really proud that they represent the university, themselves and the family in such a first-class way” External link

al Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban explained : “We know we lost a lot of really good players to the draft but a lot of character that goes along with that, and leadership,” External link

al Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I don’t think A-Day was sort of a typical A-Day with 24 players out because of COVID,” External link

al Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Dylan was very aware of [the knee pain] and I do think it affected his performance a little bit,” External link

al Sunday, May 2, 2021 2:42:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We never had any issues here with him at all when it came to structure, whether it was football or academics,” External link

masslive Saturday, May 1, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban told : "It just makes me feel like a proud papa," External link

fox35orlando Friday, April 30, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I also think that because of this storm, it really galvanized the community in a lot of ways a lot of people came together to help each other,” External link

al Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think when you’re talking about something like this, you’re not talking about one school versus another — you’re talking about people,” External link

al Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think he’s showed good leadership,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, April 27, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Is that going to make the rich get richer? I don’t know. You can decide that,” External link

usaToday Friday, April 23, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Every scrimmage we had, he performed very, very well,” External link

al Monday, April 19, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "The pocket collapses on him and he was in some tough situations relative to that," "I think he's done a really good job all spring. We continue to work on him kind of having a presence out there that affects other people in a positive way. And I think he's starting to get more and more respect from the other players by the way he plays" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Basically, the players know that if they run into me, it's very similar to running into the goal post," External link

arkansasonline Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “The pocket collapses on him and he was in some tough situations relative to that,” “I think he’s done a really good job all spring. We continue to work on him kind of having a presence out there that affects other people in a positive way. And I think he’s starting to get more and more respect from the other players by the way he plays” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Basically, the players know that if they run into me, it’s very similar to running into the goal post,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “The pocket collapses on him and he was in some tough situations relative to that,” “I think he’s done a really good job all spring. We continue to work on him kind of having a presence out there that affects other people in a positive way. And I think he’s starting to get more and more respect from the other players by the way he plays” External link

eagletribune Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Basically, the players know that if they run into me, it’s very similar to running into the goal post,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “The pocket collapses on him and he was in some tough situations relative to that,” “I think he’s done a really good job all spring. We continue to work on him kind of having a presence out there that affects other people in a positive way. And I think he’s starting to get more and more respect from the other players by the way he plays” External link

seattlepi Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Basically, the players know that if they run into me, it’s very similar to running into the goal post,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban added : “He has made significant improvement throughout the spring and he is someone who we think has a lot of potential,” External link

al Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:49:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban added : “We knew he was ready to step up and be a guy we could count on and have a role for this year, and he did a nice job all spring long,” External link

al Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:49:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Bryce is the quarterback for right now,” External link

al Friday, April 16, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban responded : “I just said Bryce is going to play with the [first-team offense],” “Alright? So that’s the way it’s gonna be. How do you know that he’s progressed the way he has been? What have you seen to be able to make that statement, first of all? I mean, I’m happy with his progress -- I don’t want you to think that -- but I just don’t know where you sort of just can come out and make that statement” External link

al Friday, April 16, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “There’s competition at the [quarterback] position,” External link

al Friday, April 16, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think what’s going to happen as you see how often in a lot of leagues, you know the good players go to a good team and the bad players leave good teams because they’re not playing,” “So is that going to make the rich get richer? I don’t know. You can decide that” External link

al Friday, April 16, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Most guys that have left here,” External link

al Friday, April 16, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “So, that means we have to have a need for them,” “They have to be better than a guy is that we have in the program right now at their position. And so we’ll be selective and how we choose guys, we’re still going to recruit quality players that we can develop in the program” External link

al Friday, April 16, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Then what happens with the guys that leave your program?” “You just replace them with guys from other programs who probably … I don’t think we’re going to have our best players on our team want to leave Alabama” External link

al Friday, April 16, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He has been a very positive guy on our team. He’s been a core player on special teams. He’s got a great attitude; he plays with a lot of energy,” External link

al Friday, April 9, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “which was all about intangibles, it was all about leadership, it was all about holding people accountable,” External link

al Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think they’ve learned a lot from the first time in the stadium, first time in the scrimmage first time, you know, being in a live situation in college football for a lot of them so you look for great improvement from the first scrimmage to the second scrimmage,” External link

al Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “People have to earn the right to be leaders,” “They have to do things right themselves. They can’t be late for meetings and not do things exactly right. They have to set a good example for others … That’s his choice. That’s a lot of people’s choice on the team” External link

al Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban says : "Najee is, I think, an exceptional player," External link

palmbeachpost Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said ( about John Lynch ) : “He didn’t ask me a thing,” “I said hi to him, John Lynch too. They did not ask anything about him. Maybe they thought they weren’t allowed to because on the Pro Day floor, which is where I saw them, I think they -- I don’t know all their rules but I think their rule is they aren’t really allowed to talk to me” External link

al Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Latu has done a really good job so far,” External link

al Saturday, April 3, 2021 3:53:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “For a first scrimmage we’re pretty pleased with it,” External link

al Saturday, April 3, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I thought Bryce did a pretty good job of managing the game [in the scrimmage],” External link

al Saturday, April 3, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think we got a lot of improvement to do, especially with [second team] on offense,” “We got a lot of young guys playing in the offensive line with Emil out and [right tackle] Evan Neal’s the only starter coming back. So I see a lot of good potential that we need to work on and improve” External link

al Saturday, April 3, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “The [first-team] defense played fairly well,” External link

al Saturday, April 3, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think they’ve got a lot of ability,” “I think their heads [are] swimming probably a little bit right now with all the different things that they have to learn on offense but you’re also seeing probably a lot more things than you’re used to seeing out of the defense so that creates a lot of multiples for a young guy” External link

al Saturday, April 3, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He needs to know what to do all the time,” “He’s like all the other young players out there. I think these guys find out that this is not going to be as easy as they thought it was. But I think he’s shown a lot of maturity. And he has played with toughness” External link

al Saturday, April 3, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “These guys all gotta prove themselves,” “I think speed kills on the football field, and on the highway. I love to have speed guys. We have some big guys, but we’ve gotta get some speed guys, too” External link

al Wednesday, March 31, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I don’t know if he had a torn meniscus,” “You can talk to the doctor about that. I know he had issues with his knee. We drained his knee a few times. Dr. Cain made all the decisions about how we should manage him through the season. Dylan was very aware of it and I do think it affected his performance a little bit” External link

al Monday, March 29, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “You’re in the hot seat when you’re a quarterback, but it’s pretty satisfying when you make progress,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 29, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “You’re in the hot seat when you’re a quarterback, but it’s pretty satisfying when you make progress,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 29, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “You’re in the hot seat when you’re a quarterback, but it’s pretty satisfying when you make progress,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “You’re in the hot seat when you’re a quarterback, but it’s pretty satisfying when you make progress,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “You’re in the hot seat when you’re a quarterback, but it’s pretty satisfying when you make progress,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I mean, we went through a similar process last year on defense where we had eight new starters — four new guys out of five in the secondary,” External link

al Friday, March 26, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We really feel like we have a good group of running backs,” “This is going to be great for them to get a lot of experience. It’s going to be great for the young guys to get a lot of experience at receiver. So we’re just going to try to develop these guys one day at a time” External link

al Friday, March 26, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Even though he didn’t get to play that much, he got a lot of reps in practice, a lot of good carryover for him,” External link

al Friday, March 26, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Certainly, what do we have to do with all these players to get the outcome we want,” “And it’s going to be a work in progress, no doubt. But that’s why we’re practicing” External link

al Friday, March 26, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said ( about Jay Graham ) : “Jay made a decision to do what he did and we’re going to support him every way we can,” External link

al Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We’ll start a search and see if we can find the best coach,” “There’s no timetable for doing that” External link

al Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “has done a really good job so far,” External link

al Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I know everybody complains about the defense, but we were like first in the SEC in points allowed and we were 13th in the country in points allowed,” External link

al Tuesday, March 23, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “This whole idea of getting off the field and not giving the other team more opportunities to have chances to make plays,” External link

al Tuesday, March 23, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I thought, at times, he was feeling his way out there, not playing with the kind of confidence that we would like for him to play with, but it’s part of his development and he learned from it,” External link

seattlepi Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:19:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I thought, at times, he was feeling his way out there, not playing with the kind of confidence that we would like for him to play with, but it’s part of his development and he learned from it,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 20, 2021 4:42:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I thought, at times, he was feeling his way out there, not playing with the kind of confidence that we would like for him to play with, but it’s part of his development and he learned from it,” External link

click2houston Saturday, March 20, 2021 3:45:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “A lot of these guys have played a lot of good football around here and they really don’t have anything to prove here in the spring,” “Better for us if we can get more reps to somebody else and let them develop” External link

al Saturday, March 20, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He’s not 100 percent but he’s getting there, and we’re very happy with the progress,” “He’s had a tough road to hoe and he’s had a great attitude about it and he’s worked hard. We’re really pleased” External link

al Saturday, March 20, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "I think there's a lot of exposure lost if you don't have good programs," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think there’s a lot of exposure lost if you don’t have good programs,” External link

eagletribune Friday, February 26, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We’ve had years in the past when we’ve played young guys at that position and they’ve made significant contributions,” “I use the example a lot of times when we were playing Georgia in the national championship game. Smitty caught the touchdown pass; he was a freshman. (Henry) Ruggs and Jerry Jeudy were both in there” External link

al Friday, February 5, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Everybody’s role is gonna be different,” External link

al Friday, February 5, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He’s got a really good disposition about himself as a leader and a great personality that I think people can sort of follow,” “And we’re excited to have him here. He was one of the top guys in the country in our opinion, and we were really happy to get him here” External link

al Friday, February 5, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said ( about Davey O Brien ) : “I mean Bryce actually played behind a guy that won the Davey O’Brien (Award) this year all year long, saw him practice every day,” “So I don’t really see how having another guy helps develop a younger guy. I don’t get that for sure or where that sort of assumption comes from. I don’t know that we’d do anything different” External link

al Friday, February 5, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think what everybody did is they adapted extremely well to the circumstance that we were in,” “We turned in what would have been official visits and camps and all those things into virtual reality so to speak in terms of how we managed, how we developed relationships, the time we spent with the players that we recruited and the relationships that we were able to develop. "We recruit as a team here so a lot of coaches did a great job, a lot of people in the university community chipped in and helped us with academic interviews and so forth even though they weren’t here” External link

annistonstar Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We also included the families in virtual practice. We included them in virtual medical meetings, virtual strength and conditioning, academics, academic appointments,” External link

annistonstar Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "We turned what would have been official visits and camps and all those things into virtual reality, so to speak, in terms of how we managed, how we developed relationships, the time we spent with the players we recruited and the relationships we were able to develop," External link

foxnews Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I tell my wife ‘How the hell does that happen? That guy is getting older just like me and he looks better now …’ Is it just being with that unit? What else are you doing, man to stay that fresh?” External link

al Friday, January 29, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban responded : “like what did you guys see in him at that level and how he produced because he obviously won the Heisman Trophy and hands down he was the top player in the country?” External link

al Friday, January 29, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “That’s not what we do here,” External link

al Friday, January 29, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think he really good job in Houston when he was the head coach,” External link

al Friday, January 22, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "I'm just happy that we won tonight," "I really haven't thought about that because you're always looking forward. I just love this team so much and what they've been able to do. I can't even put it into words" External link

wtva Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "His legacy lasted over a long, long period of time," External link

wtva Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me, this team accomplished more almost than any team," External link

wtva Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "I guess I have to say it," External link

wptv Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Our offense was really the key to the success of this team. We’re an okay defensive team, not a great defensive team,” External link

al Friday, January 15, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I actually tried to teach him not to do it, and it didn’t work,” External link

al Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban told : "I think he's an outstanding coach and a really good person," External link

upi Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said ( about Bill O Brien ) : “I’ve always tried to have the best knowledge and experience I can for our players and their development, and I certainly think [O’Brien] can contribute to that in a very positive way,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "It's the greatest honor I think of any coaching award, from my standpoint, that anybody could ever receive because of who it's named after," "I've always thought he's the best coach ever in college football, and I still feel that way" External link

upi Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban recalled : “The biggest thing that I learned and started to learn at 11 years old was how important it was to do things correctly,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think Coach Bryant is sort of in a class of his own in terms of what he was able to accomplish, what his record is, the longevity that he had and the tradition he established,” “If it wasn’t for Coach Bryant, we would never be able to do what we did. I mean, he’s the one that made Alabama and the tradition at Alabama a place where lots of players wanted to come. We’ve been able to build on that with great support” External link

nytimes Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “This is just the most together, committed group I think we’ve ever had the opportunity to be associated with. I think that’s special,” External link

wsfa Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:37:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me this is the ultimate team," "There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we've ever had. They've had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently" External link

CBSnews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "I'm just happy that we won tonight," "I really haven't thought about that because you're always looking forward. I just love this team so much and what they've been able to do. I can't even put it into words" External link

wtva Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "His legacy lasted over a long, long period of time," External link

wtva Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me, this team accomplished more almost than any team," External link

wtva Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban asked : “Is this what we want football to be?” External link

usaToday Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this is the ultimate team,” “There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we’ve ever had. They’ve had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this team accomplished more than almost any team,” “No disrespect to other teams we had but this team won 11 SEC games. No other team has done that. They won the SEC and went undefeated in the SEC and then they beat two great teams in the playoffs with no break. I think there’s going to be quite a bit to write about the legacy of this team” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "I have mixed emotions about expansion," External link

upi Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:27:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "One of the great things about college football is a lot of players got rewarded, got a lot of positive self-gratification for having a good season by being able to go to a bowl game," External link

upi Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:27:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We just had a limited plan for him,” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He probably played a little bit more there in the third quarter than what we anticipated,” “We wanted 10 or 12 plays” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He’s got a lot of grit and toughness because he’s had a bad ankle for about the last half of the season,” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “My hat’s off to him,” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "I think this team showed great perseverance, great resiliency," External link

annistonstar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "We've had teams here that have had probably more talent overall," External link

annistonstar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "The to-do list started after the game last night," "It's an ongoing process, building a team. I don't think you can fall asleep at the switch for a minute if you want to try to do it the right way for your players and your program" External link

annistonstar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "I'm just happy that we won tonight," "I really haven't thought about that because you're always looking forward. I just love this team so much and what they've been able to do. I can't even put it into words" External link

abc7ny Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "His legacy lasted over a long, long period of time," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me, this team accomplished more almost than any team," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me, this is the ultimate team," External link

foxnews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:07:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Perseverance probably is the one word that describes this team the best," External link

foxnews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:07:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Our offense was really the key to the success of this team. We’re an OK defensive team, not a great defensive team. We played well enough, got enough stops. But the offense was dynamic. That’s what made the difference,” External link

wsfa Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Well, to me, this team accomplished more almost than any team. No disrespect to any other teams that we had or any championship teams. But this team won 11 SEC games. No other team has done that. They won the SEC, went undefeated in the SEC, then they beat two great teams in the playoffs with no break in between. This is our fifth game in a row, from LSU to Arkansas to Florida to Notre Dame to here. Played 13 games, went undefeated with all the disruption that we had in this season. I think there’s quite a bit to write about when it comes to the legacy of the team,” External link

wsfa Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban added : “He’s a great competitor. I heard somebody say he set some kind of record in the first half of the game. Heavens knows what he would have done if he played the whole game. But you’re talking about the ultimate warrior, ultimate competitor. I’m so happy for him that he was recognized as the best player in college football because I don’t think anybody’s done more for their team than he has for our team,” External link

wsfa Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heavens knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me this is the ultimate team," "There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we've ever had. They've had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, January 12, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

fox10tv Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:23:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this is the ultimate team,” “There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we’ve ever had. They’ve had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently” External link

wishtv Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this team accomplished more than almost any team,” “No disrespect to other teams we had but this team won 11 SEC games. No other team has done that. They won the SEC and went undefeated in the SEC and then they beat two great teams in the playoffs with no break. I think there’s going to be quite a bit to write about the legacy of this team” External link

wishtv Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

wishtv Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven knows what he’d have done if he’d have played the whole game,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Perseverance probably is the one word that describes this team the best,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “You’re talking about the ultimate warrior, ultimate competitor,” “I’m so happy for him that he was recognized as the best player in college football because I don’t think anybody’s done more for their team than he has for our team” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

accesswdun Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:35:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me this is the ultimate team," "There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we've ever had. They've had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently" External link

CBSnews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:57:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

cbs46 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He wasn’t supposed to play in the game,” “He just came off of surgery. But he wanted to go in and snap the ball, so we let him do that and I guess he was pretty happy for me. But I enjoyed the ride” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this is the ultimate team,” “There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we’ve ever had. They’ve had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently” External link

gazette Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this team accomplished more than almost any team,” “No disrespect to other teams we had but this team won 11 SEC games. No other team has done that. They won the SEC and went undefeated in the SEC and then they beat two great teams in the playoffs with no break. I think there’s going to be quite a bit to write about the legacy of this team” External link

gazette Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven’s knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

gazette Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this is the ultimate team,” “There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we’ve ever had. They’ve had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently” External link

denverpost Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “It was dislocated and they couldn’t get it back in,” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I told Smitty after the game, I said, You’re the only player that I know that missed a whole half because of your finger,” External link

al Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me this is the ultimate team," "There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we've ever had. They've had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently" External link

startribune Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me this team accomplished more than almost any team," "No disrespect to other teams we had but this team won 11 SEC games. No other team has done that. They won the SEC and went undefeated in the SEC and then they beat two great teams in the playoffs with no break. I think there's going to be quite a bit to write about the legacy of this team" External link

startribune Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Heaven knows what he would have done if he played the whole game," External link

startribune Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me this is the ultimate team," "There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we've ever had. They've had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently" External link

startribune Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me this team accomplished more than almost any team," "No disrespect to other teams we had but this team won 11 SEC games. No other team has done that. They won the SEC and went undefeated in the SEC and then they beat two great teams in the playoffs with no break. I think there's going to be quite a bit to write about the legacy of this team" External link

startribune Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Heaven's knows what he would have done if he played the whole game," External link

startribune Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this is the ultimate team,” “There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we’ve ever had. They’ve had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently” External link

kiro7 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Heaven's knows what he would have done if he played the whole game,” External link

kiro7 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this is the ultimate team,” “There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we’ve ever had. They’ve had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently” External link

wbtv Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "This is a team that was always together," External link

afp-en Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:10:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Everybody bought into the principles and values of the organization and program," "And they just did a great job. They played together. They supported each other. This is a great team" External link

afp-en Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:10:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Smitty obviously had a great . . . half,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this is the ultimate team,” “There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we’ve ever had. They’ve had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently” External link

live5news Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “To me this is the ultimate team,” “There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we’ve ever had. They’ve had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently” External link

newschannel6now Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "To me this is the ultimate team," "There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we've ever had. They've had to overcome and to persevere so much through this season, and they have done it magnificently" External link

CBSnews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Every team is different. Every team has its own personality,” External link

masslive Monday, January 11, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Our team has shown a lot of maturity and perseverance throughout the season,” “We told our players basically the team that shows the maturity to be able to handle disruptions is going to have the best chance to be successful in the end, and consistency in performance is always a key to success, and that perseverance has shown up in the way we’ve been able to play with consistency” External link

masslive Monday, January 11, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Every team is different. Every team has its own personality,” External link

denverpost Monday, January 11, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Our team has shown a lot of maturity and perseverance throughout the season,” “We told our players basically the team that shows the maturity to be able to handle disruptions is going to have the best chance to be successful in the end, and consistency in performance is always a key to success, and that perseverance has shown up in the way we’ve been able to play with consistency” External link

denverpost Monday, January 11, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Every team is different. Every team has its own personality," External link

arkansasonline Monday, January 11, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Our team has shown a lot of maturity and perseverance throughout the season," "We told our players basically the team that shows the maturity to be able to handle disruptions is going to have the best chance to be successful in the end, and consistency in performance is always a key to success, and that perseverance has shown up in the way we've been able to play with consistency" External link

arkansasonline Monday, January 11, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Every team is different. Every team has its own personality," External link

news4jax Monday, January 11, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Our team has shown a lot of maturity and perseverance throughout the season,” “We told our players basically the team that shows the maturity to be able to handle disruptions is going to have the best chance to be successful in the end, and consistency in performance is always a key to success, and that perseverance has shown up in the way we’ve been able to play with consistency” External link

news4jax Monday, January 11, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Every team is different. Every team has its own personality,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, January 11, 2021 1:41:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Our team has shown a lot of maturity and perseverance throughout the season,” “We told our players basically the team that shows the maturity to be able to handle disruptions is going to have the best chance to be successful in the end, and consistency in performance is always a key to success, and that perseverance has shown up in the way we’ve been able to play with consistency” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, January 11, 2021 1:41:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I immediately responded that I'm tired of going to school, I don't really want to go to graduate school, and I don't want to be a coach, so why would I do something like this,” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He's taken advantage of a great opportunity and certainly done an outstanding job with it, and they've got one of the best teams in the country,” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Every team is different. Every team has its own personality," External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 10, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Our team has shown a lot of maturity and perseverance throughout the season,” “We told our players basically the team that shows the maturity to be able to handle disruptions is going to have the best chance to be successful in the end, and consistency in performance is always a key to success, and that perseverance has shown up in the way we’ve been able to play with consistency” External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 10, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He has been able to practice to some degree,” “The biggest challenge is can he sustain in the game. It’s a game-time decision if he thinks he can play and go out and do his job well enough to contribute to the team. We won’t know that until we get out there after pregame warm-up” External link

cleveland Sunday, January 10, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think the biggest challenge is can he sustain in the game?” “It will be a game-time decision as to whether he thinks he can play and go out there and do his job well enough to contribute to the team. We won’t know that until we get out there after pregame warmup” External link

al Sunday, January 10, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think our coaching staff has done a really good job working with our players,” External link

al Sunday, January 10, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : "Alabama would not be what it is — the job I have would not be what it is — if it wasn't for Bear Bryant and all that he did to make Alabama, the University of Alabama, the success that they have, the tradition, the expectations, the national image, the national pride," External link

annistonstar Saturday, January 9, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : "So just the whole timing of the whole thing would have been a tough management," External link

wptv Friday, January 8, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think there would have been some probably, I don’t know, difficult management issues if we would have moved the game back,” “Our school is starting this next week. We would have had 35,000 students coming back here. We’ve played 12 games this year, so we have a lot of guys that have ground through the season, a lot of guys that are nicked up a little bit” External link

al Friday, January 8, 2021 12:54:00 AM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We knew going into the season -- previous experience with guys like Dont’a Hightower, who had injuries like this -- sometimes it takes these guys a full year to actually get back to 100 percent,” External link

al Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think everybody respects the disruptions we’ve had to endure throughout the season,” External link

cleveland Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “We played 12 games this year, so we have a lot of guys that have ground through the season — a lot of guys that are nicked up a little bit,” “Another week of practice wouldn’t been much more difficult for those guys, probably” External link

cleveland Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “Well, look, I think everybody respects the disruptions that we’ve had to endure throughout the season,” “We have total respect for the safety of players. If there were -- and I think there were some issues relative to COVID, and there were discussions as to whether it was fair to continue or to move the game back and all that” External link

al Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I think there would have been some probably, I don’t know, difficult management issues if we would have moved the game back,” “Our school is starting this next week. We would have had 35,000 students coming back here. We’ve played 12 games this year, so we have a lot of guys that have ground through the season, a lot of guys that are nicked up a little bit” External link

al Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “So just the whole timing of the whole thing would have been a tough management,” “But I would have put player safety on either team as the most important factor in this decision” External link

al Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I went through it when I became the head coach at Michigan State and I was the defensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns with Bill Belichick, and we had like five or six games left to play in the season and had a chance to get in the playoffs, which we did, and went two deep in the playoffs, won the first game, lost the second,” “I think you just have to separate yourself and focus on look, if it wasn't for the players, if it wasn't for the players at the Cleveland Browns being the best defense, I probably would have never got the Michigan State job. So you kind of owe it to the players to give your best, to do your best to help them get prepared for the game so they can play well in the game” External link

usaToday Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “He’s been able to practice some,” “Status for the game is still relatively up in the air” External link

al Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban said : “I don’t have any crystal ball to know,” External link

al Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Nick Saban declaró : “Nuestra ofensiva controló el ritmo del partido” “El único momento en que nos detuvimos en el encuentro fue cuando nos detuvimos nosotros mismos” External link

wsoctv Sunday, December 30, 2018 9:42:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
coach85.67%EN12/04/201704/12/2017
head coach5.36%EN11/28/201728/11/2017
football coach2.30%EN11/14/201714/11/2017
midfielder0.08%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
boss0.23%EN10/10/201710/10/2017
former boss0.15%EN10/10/201710/10/2017
under head coach0.23%EN10/07/201707/10/2017
under coach3.98%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
old boss0.08%EN09/03/201703/09/2017
former coach0.15%EN12/15/201615/12/2016
predecessor0.31%EN09/26/201626/09/2016
alabama college football coach0.08%EN09/23/201623/09/2016
head0.15%EN09/17/201617/09/2016
commissioner0.08%EN05/31/201631/05/2016
defender1.15%EN03/28/201428/03/2014
Names Lang Count
Nick SabanEN82.44%
Nick SabanDE6.34%
Nick SabanEU6.26%
Nick SubanEN4.88%
Nick SabanFR0.08%


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Steve Sarkisian told ( about Nick Saban ) : “I got to know (Saban) beyond the straw hat, beyond the polo on the sidelines, beyond the press conferences,” External link

al Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Mike Vrabel said ( about Nick Saban ) : “I’ve had a really good relationship with coach Saban,” External link

al Friday, June 11, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Jalen Hurts said ( about Nick Saban ) : “Coach Nick Sirianni is coming in and preaching connection, preaching accountability, competition, fundamentals, football IQ,” “And I know all of those different avenues and principles we’re trying to instill here in Philly. No one is above that. Everybody’s got to go to work. So, for me, the rent is due every day. It’s always been that way for me. Get better every day. And I don’t plan on missing any payments” External link

readingeagle Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Finebaum said ( about Nick Saban ) : “Even the most ardent Auburn fan has almost just waved the white flag when it comes to (Alabama coach Nick) Saban now,” External link

al Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Chris Owens said ( about Nick Saban ) : "Part of it was being able to learn from a bunch of NFL coaches," "I feel like if I went into the draft this year, I might not have gone where I wanted to. Knowing that Coach (Nick) Saban was going to bring in some really reliable guys with some good experience, I felt like it would be just as good as going to the next level because I can get that same tutoring and get those same lessons" External link

southernminn Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:33:00 AM EAT

Derek Mason said ( about Nick Saban ) : “Then we bring the Grand Poobah into it, Nick Eason, and try to let Nick move us around to what we want with some stemming and the ability to move the front so we can create vertical seams and not just stay in the same place the whole time,” “I like where we’re at right now. A lot of things happening, a lot of teaching going on, but really for our guys I think they’re getting better every day and that’s what we want” External link

al Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Mike Locksley said ( about Nick Saban ) : “When you hire good coaches, you’re going to lose good coaches, and we’ve done just that,” “But the thing that I’ve learned and what’s great about having the opportunity to be behind the wall there [at Alabama] with Coach [Nick] Saban is that the philosophy never changed of what we did on offense. You could add to it, you can bring in some new things and wrinkles in it, but who we are on offense, defense and special teams has not and will not change under my tenure. Will it improve? Of course. We’re going to always work to self-scout and study what we do and make it better” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Bill O Brien said ( about Nick Saban ) : “I am honored and excited to join Coach Saban’s staff at The University of Alabama,” External link

al Friday, January 22, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Gary Danielson said ( about Nick Saban ) : “With the quarterback position at any level, you’re better off playing two years later than one year early,” “I think that’s really some of the hidden genius around Nick Saban” External link

al Monday, January 11, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Matt Miller said ( about Nick Saban ) : “Give (Tide coach) Nick Saban 10 days to figure you out and to find your weaknesses, that's terrifying,” External link

usaToday Friday, January 8, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Matt Miller said ( about Nick Saban ) : “Give (Tide coach) Nick Saban 10 days to figure you out and to find your weaknesses, that’s terrifying,” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Matt Miller said ( about Nick Saban ) : “Give (Tide coach) Nick Saban 10 days to figure you out and to find your weaknesses, that’s terrifying,” External link

denverpost Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:50:00 PM EAT