In BCS Championship, Saban Is in Comfort Zone

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You're asking a lot of tough questions there," said Nick Saban, in response to a pair of questions that were not really tough at all, but also happened to veer into the realm of genuine human emotion, which is clearly not something Saban feels comfortable addressing in a public forum. It was a Saturday evening in Atlanta, and I presume Saban was relatively pleased, since his team had just survived an epic SEC Championship Game with Georgia and would now play for the national championship. But as usual, it was difficult to tell, and such was the obvious subtext of these queries. "I'm wondering, you personally, how long will you celebrate this win?" (Translation: Do you ever enjoy anything?) "How long will you let it soak in and when will you start preparing for Notre Dame...

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