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One Challenge Left After BCS For Saban

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Just so we’re perfectly clear here, Nick Saban can motivate himself to leave Alabama with the same words he uses on his players.

I mean, if he wants to.

The only person who truly knows if he is itching for another shot at the NFL is the same guy who can’t be trusted to tell the truth in this instance in the first place.

“I’m not sure, regardless of what I say, that anyone believes what I say, because I say it all the time,” Saban said of the NFL talk. “But nobody really believes that, so you know, maybe it doesn’t matter.”

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