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Nick Saban reminds Alabama players about those losses

Nick Saban left the Sugar Bowl after the loss to Oklahoma. (Patrick Semansky / AP)

It’s the middle of January, which means one thing: spring football!

In Alabama, Nick Saban is focused on shaking off that soul-crushing Iron Bowl loss to Auburn, which helped contribute to the dispiriting loss to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl and an 0-2 finish to the season.

How, exactly, does a coach do that? Well, by rubbing a little salt in the wounds and then offering a bromide that greeted every player when he went to his locker.


Last year, he made them watch video of the Texas A&M loss in the weight room.

H/T For the Win, Lost Lettermen

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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