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Secrets of Saban's success

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08:15 AM ET 08.29 | Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide will open, again, as a favorite to win on Saturday. The last time Alabama was an underdog was 28 games ago, against Tim Tebow and Florida in the 2009 Southeastern Conference championship game. Result: Bama 32, Florida 13. The stunning volume of victories and championships and NFL draft picks has Alabama redefining college-football success as we know it. How, exactly, does the Tide do it? Recruiting is paramount. Saban sets aside time every day for assistant coaches to make phone calls, write letters and discuss the country's best blue-chippers. ... Alabama keeps winning. Its momentum has turned it into college football's premier program.

The Wall Street Journal

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August 29, 2012  08:24 AM ET

Boiler plate story.
NEXT!

August 29, 2012  08:24 AM ET

Don't know if its a secret but...

....#1 on the list is he recruits the best players.

August 29, 2012  08:26 AM ET

<=======NEXT!

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August 29, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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What's wrong with your keyboard??? : )

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August 29, 2012  08:44 AM ET

Dolla' bills y'all!!!

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August 29, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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What makes you think it is the keyboard? :-)

It has to be the keyboard. No chance he is saying it has anything to do with money. Right?

August 29, 2012  09:03 AM ET

I thought greyshirting was the key to his success. And that blue jacket.

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August 29, 2012  09:09 AM ET
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I thought greyshirting was the key to his success. And that blue jacket.

Highly exaggerated by butthurt rival fans.

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August 29, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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Wow, someone is reporting that Fulmer has arrived at Arkie and they are behind closed doors.Makes you wonder, he did win it all at TN, maybe do it again with the piggies.

Ok...i'm out here in VA...so i have to ask.....Are you serious????

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August 29, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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Saban is redefining college football by:
1) Recruiting
2) Smothering defense
3) Low risk power running game
4) Efficient QBs.

My God. Why hasn't anyone thought of these before?

Actually, now that you spell it out, sounds like Bear Bryant.

<shudder>

 
August 29, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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Wow, someone is reporting that Fulmer has arrived at Arkie and they are behind closed doors.Makes you wonder, he did win it all at TN, maybe do it again with the piggies.

WPS's head just exploded. I heard it all the way over here in TX.

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