Nick Saban
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"Nicholas Lou "Nick" Saban, Jr." is an American college football coach, and the current head football coach of the University of Alabama, a position he has held since the 2007 season. Saban previously served as head coach of the National Football League's Miami Dolphins and three other universities: Louisiana State University, Michigan State University, and the University of Toledo. His eight-year contract totaling US$32 million made him one of the highest paid football coaches, professional or college, in the United States at the time. He appeared on the September 1, 2008, cover of Forbes magazine as "The Most Powerful Coach in Sports". Saban's career record as a college head coach is 177–59–1.#notea/[a]

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We have an idea of how we're going to use him, but we don't have an idea of where he is in terms of how much we'll use him. There's a difference. You try to bring players back role-wise without putting them at risk for injury.

They double-covered him a couple of times, actually, so it was the right choice not to throw it to him. But he's a guy we need to have involved in the offense.

What happens to everybody else has nothing to do with us, understand?

We need a little time to figure that out. We're going to take it from where it is and build for 12 games.

Just like in Scent of a Woman , you know, when the guy is up there and Al Pacino gives the speech to the headmaster -- give him a chance.

I'm assuming that he will be in a decent place from a physical-conditioning standpoint, and it will take a little while to get him back to where he was. But he was in pretty good condition when this started and I think he's worked hard, and I think it will come back quickly to him.

I don't think you want me to say what I think about that.

I know you're going to ask me, 'What are you going to do about it?' ... And I'm going to tell you right now, I'm not sure.

That issue has gone under the bridge, under the next bridge, over the next dam and is gone.