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