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Saban tempers Tide after national honor

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08:15 AM ET 09.05 | Alabama's ascension to No. 1 came as little surprise Tuesday, though Nick Saban had made sure to let his players know where the team ranked in his eyes. [Alabama] moved from No. 2 to No. 1 by wide margins in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls. Two days earlier, less than 24 hours removed from its dominant performance against the then-No. 8 Wolverines, Alabama's players were called into a team meeting room, where coach Nick Saban essentially told them that they weren't as good as everyone was saying they were. Yet. "He told us that that was just the first game, so don't get all hyped up about that," junior linebacker C.J. Mosley said. "We've got a lot more games to come and we've got a lot more improvement to do."

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September 5, 2012  08:46 AM ET

Of course they aren't that good...they haven't played Savannah State yet.

(Just kidding JK, just kidding)

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September 5, 2012  09:10 AM ET

humility is the new smug....

September 5, 2012  09:11 AM ET

The key word here is NOT YET, I think he is waiting for some of his replacement players that took over on defense to get more experience.

September 5, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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Whatevah, "Weeman"... hehehe 8-)

Atleast he did say that 2 of the great looking teams are from the 12 Pac. Utah and Colorado really do look good. : )

September 5, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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The key word here is NOT YET, I think he is waiting for some of his replacement players that took over on defense to get more experience.

They paraphrased a lot of that, anyway. So, no telling what he actually said.

September 5, 2012  09:16 AM ET
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Atleast he did say that 2 of the great looking teams are from the 12 Pac. Utah and Colorado really do look good. : )

Dammit Hoggie, now I gotta clean up my puter screen.

Reading along fine with Utah and then Colorado showed up and made me spew.

September 5, 2012  09:17 AM ET

Steely Dan is updating the lyrics as we speak.

September 5, 2012  09:21 AM ET
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Steely Dan is updating the lyrics as we speak.

Steely Dan? HW, you're older than I thought.

September 5, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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Steely Dan? HW, you're older than I thought.


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September 5, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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Dammit Hoggie, now I gotta clean up my puter screen. Reading along fine with Utah and then Colorado showed up and made me spew.

LOL!!!!!!!

September 5, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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REALLY Good - eh? LOL

Selective reading huh. See what you want to see.

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September 5, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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Buffs would be a top 3 team in the SEC

In snow skiing.

September 5, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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Buffs would be a top 3 team in the SEC

only if there were 4 teams in the SEC and UK was one of them......

 
September 5, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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only if there were 4 teams in the SEC and UK was one of them......

UK had a off day!

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