2019 SEC Media Days Recap: Alabama’s Nick Saban


HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama head coach Nick Saban said his leg was shaking today at SEC Media Days, signaling the start of college football season and the end of his summer vacation.

Alabama once again found themselves in the College Football Playoff in 2018, something they’ve done each year since the new format was introduced in 2014.

Last year however had an unfavorable outcome as they fell to the Clemson Tigers in the National Championship 44-16, finishing the season at 14-1.

“I think that our players learned a lot from that experience,” Saban said. “I think that we didn’t play with the discipline at the end of the season that we’d like to have as a team. I don’t think that our preparation…was what it needed to be.”

Saban enters his 13th season as head coach of the Tide and will once again be the favorite to compete for the title in 2019. More impressive though maybe the fact that after having hip surgery in the offseason, he was back to walking in just 36 hours.

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