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Nick Saban paid tribute to Steve Spurrier in a special way this week by giving him the inaugural Nick Saban Legacy Award at the Birmingham Monday Morning Quarterback Club. The Crimson Tide head coach sharing his feelings on the "the Head Ball Coach"...
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“Steve was always sort of an icon in terms of great scheme offensively, really great play-caller, really hard to defend because he was really kind of unpredictable,” Saban said this week. “Not unpredictable in a bad way but always very well-prepared. His offensive teams were very well-coached, really hard to defend what he did. To be honest with you, we never had a whole lot of success against him if you really wanna look at the record. He was someone that I thought was someone that I always looked up to in terms of the success that he had, the program that he ran, the things that he did, the relationships that he made with players. So I have the utmost respect for him and still do.”
(The Spun)

Filed Under: SEC Football
Originally published on SECRant.com

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Nick made a trophy to give to other people?
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Saban has a PhD in coach speak. If he doesn't like you he'll let it show in game though. Like when he went for a fake punt against Bert coached Arkansas when he was up big against us.
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“You can’t spell Citrus without U-T.”
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Miles owned Spurrier and made him quit.
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19-7
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He’s talking about some of those early LSU/Florida games. Gators were on a different level. Lost by 30 consecutive years. Woof.
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Although we didn't get blown out, even the 2003 championship team wasn't really in the game with Gators after a quarter and a half.
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Wow. That was a very honorable gesture by CNS. Bravo!
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Saban is a humble man. He then goes home to his man cave with his 7 National Championship replicas and sips his Pappy 15 laughing at everyone.
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I agree with you. Saban is a class act. I still hate his guts though. If he decides to end his career at LSU, I'll like him again.
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Les Miles is next.
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Saban gives an award to a coach who owned him?, that's classic!
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Why is it classic? I don't understand your point.
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Saban "owns" 7 national championships. who else owns that?
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Lame
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Uhhmmm, Larry? Really?
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Well, isn’t that special.
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