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Why Saban will be more committed than ever

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07:16 AM ET 05.20 | Look out, NCAA. At his Saturday night induction into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Alabama coach Nick Saban got a little sentimental about the real value in the things that are involved in success at his level. "Tonight, all those things seem to me worthwhile," he said in his acceptance speech. Saban also said that, in light of his induction into the Hall, he would become recommitted to the work he does. "In the future, I'm going to be more committed in order to justify the honor you've given to me tonight," he said. ... "As a kid, I wanted to achieve something of significance," he recalled. "Dad made me want to be a coach. My Mom, who is here tonight, taught me more than anything that people will always remember how you made them feel."

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May 20, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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So he is saying he will stop treating kids as peasants

As long as they win....

May 20, 2013  10:26 AM ET
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As long as they win....

I agree!!! The guy is a great coach!!!!!

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May 20, 2013  11:23 AM ET

Lucifer's Vessel.

May 20, 2013  11:38 AM ET

Be committed in recruiting players that have a legitimate chance of graduating.

May 20, 2013  11:40 AM ET
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Be committed in recruiting players that have a legitimate chance of graduating.

The LAST thing he is selling his players on is a degree...!!!

May 20, 2013  12:06 PM ET
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The LAST thing he is selling his players on is a degree...!!!

I agree and that is a real shame, but it's not only him!! Quite a few coach are the same in that respect!!!

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May 20, 2013  12:26 PM ET

We've won over OT. The rest are just a matter of time before they agree that Coach Saint Saban is the best coach around and a great person to boot.

May 20, 2013  12:27 PM ET
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The LAST thing he is selling his players on is a degree...!!!

If you listened to the players and their parents, you'd realize you are quite wrong in this regard!

May 20, 2013  12:28 PM ET
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Be committed in recruiting players that have a legitimate chance of graduating.

Barrett Jones graduated with a Master's of Accounting in 4 years.

And guess, what. People that get their accounting degree from Alabama actually pass the CPA exam.

May 20, 2013  12:37 PM ET
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We've won over OT. The rest are just a matter of time before they agree that Coach Saint Saban is the best coach around and a great person to boot.

JK, I have been saying for years that Saban is a "very" good coach!!! Like him or not, no one can take that fact away!!!! :-)

May 20, 2013  12:49 PM ET

Saban may be all business and not have a personality, but you can't argue with his record.

May 20, 2013  12:50 PM ET
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You dont think the burden of getting the degree is on the player?You think the majority of these players(not just Bama) are going to school for their degree? Majority of these kids wouldnt be in school if the NFL didnt have the 3year rule

Oh yeah, I think the burden is totally on the kids to stay in school, but I still think the coaches can do a better job on trying to convince the kids to stay. You know how I feel about college basketball and the "one and done" and I applaud the NFL for having that "3 year rule".

May 20, 2013  01:14 PM ET
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The LAST thing he is selling his players on is a degree...!!!

Personnel safety and proper conduct with co-eds are the first thing Kelly sells his players on.

May 20, 2013  01:15 PM ET
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Personnel safety and proper conduct with co-eds are the first thing Kelly sells his players on.

Mus sells his players on conduct off the field and interactions with authority figures.

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May 20, 2013  01:50 PM ET

You fellahs keep French kissin' LV's backside, and eternity's gonna be monochromatic for you.

 
May 20, 2013  01:51 PM ET

Uhh, for the mod that whacked my #18 comment, I'm not certain where the issue comes in for the use of the term "weed management", but I'll be on my best behavior anyway.

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