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SABAN BLAMES ASSISTANTS FOR LOSS, TARNISHES REPUTATION - Sports by Brooks
When he was 59 years old - with no connection to the state of Alabama other than having won a national championship as the head football coach of the state's flagship university, Nick Saban was granted a statue by the University of Alabama. When last week began, thanks to five national championships in 12 seasons as the head coach of the Crimson Tide, no college football coach enjoyed a more pristine, enviable reputation inside and outside the state of Alabama than Nick Saban. But then Saban decided to recount Alabama's disastrous defeat at the hands of Clemson in last season's National Championship Game on the SEC Network's SEC NOW program last Wednesday. ...