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Why Saban won't wear his bling

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07:14 AM ET 07.19 | Nick Saban already has four national championship rings, and he'll be pursue one for the thumb this season. But he never wears any of the jewelry. Why is that? "Uh, because I let the players design them," he said Thursday during a 30-minute interview with a group of beat reporters and national reporters that preceded his appearance in the main room at SEC Media Days 2013. The reporters laughed. ... "But really, you know, I guess you can do what you do for two different reasons: Do you do it for the attention that you get and or the accolades that you might get, and then do you show those things? Or do you get enough positive self-gratification from the accomplishment itself, being a part of a team that was successful."

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July 19, 2013  07:56 AM ET

But he'll wear that baby blue suit. Go figure.

July 19, 2013  08:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

But he'll wear that baby blue suit. Go figure.

Yea all that Bling might give that suit a little class......

July 19, 2013  08:13 AM ET

Bling, blang, blung.

July 19, 2013  08:19 AM ET

At least he doesn't wear it on his hat, like the fan did at the SEC Media Days.

July 19, 2013  08:55 AM ET

He doesn't wear the rings because ne knows that he cheated.

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July 19, 2013  09:00 AM ET

He only wears them, and all his staff, on recruiting trips.

July 19, 2013  09:14 AM ET

"He'll be pursue one for the thumb."
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Gotta love al.com's professionalism.

Look. Coach Saban doesn't wear mementoes from past accomplishments. Defeats the whole purpose of "I don't dwell on the past".

July 19, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

At least he doesn't wear it on his hat, like the fan did at the SEC Media Days.

When you have a lot of success, you tend to attract diverse types of people.

July 19, 2013  09:23 AM ET

You're slipping, kid. You can do better than this.

July 19, 2013  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He doesn't wear the rings because ne knows that he cheated.

(forgot the quote)

July 19, 2013  09:59 AM ET

It'll break his damn wrist, that's why!

July 19, 2013  10:12 AM ET

No, he traded them for discounted tattoos.....and THAT'S why he has to wear that awful blue suit(er).

July 19, 2013  10:35 AM ET

He doesn't wear the rings because they are all taller than him.

As long as he is active in the game, there really is no reason to wear them. Those are the kinds of things you break out at fan events/conventions/etc., after you've stepped away from the game. While attention spans appear to have gotten shorter, kids know who he is and what he has accomplished.

July 19, 2013  10:58 AM ET

Gold melts in fervent heat. Afraid the ring would melt on Satan's finger.

GO BUCKS!!!

July 19, 2013  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

No, he traded them for discounted tattoos.....and THAT'S why he has to wear that awful blue suit(er).

Now this is funny.
Bluesuiter.

July 19, 2013  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He doesn't wear the rings because ne knows that he cheated.

You almost made it to clever with that one. For the allusion to work, a little blue penciling is required.

He doesn't wear the rings because he knows that he cheats.

Fix "ne" to be "he" and change "ed" to "s." Of course, the implication of unfaithfulness alludes not to his marriage, but to his job hopping. See how that works?

July 19, 2013  01:41 PM ET
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Gold melts in fervent heat. Afraid the ring would melt on Satan's finger.GO BUCKS!!!

I am fairly certain that Lucifer has webbed fingers and toes so he would have to put all of his rings on a chain and wear them around his neck. That would not be classy, and one thing we all know, Bama is all about class.

July 19, 2013  09:18 PM ET

Instead of this article why don't you do some research and give a report about the easy schedule that Alabama has played each and every year that Saban has been at Alabama. See where the great Saban and Alabama rank in the SEC as far as toughness of schedule. The SEC Commissioner needs to get off his arse and make them play a more competitive schedule in the SEC. As far as the remainder of the schedule, Well, that is easiest of all. They should be ashamed for playing the likes of Georgia Southern. Why not just workout without contact so no one gets injured.

 
July 19, 2013  10:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He doesn't wear the rings because ne knows that he cheated.

whatever dude I hatw Alabama but that's horse shhhat ya jelly ****

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