FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says he and his team “honor the opportunity” to play for a national title.
Speaking on Sunday morning, a day before the second-ranked Crimson Tide faces No. 1 Notre Dame, Saban said that means getting players to stay focused on the moment and what they can control. Saban says “great preparation gives you the confidence to do that.”READ MORE: 3 Million Pounds Of Dead Fish Cleaned Up Off Pinellas County In Red Tide Fish Kill
‘Bama will be seeking its second straight BCS title and third in four years. Saban says despite that success he’s most proud that his team didn’t get carried away by a sense of entitlement.READ MORE: ‘This Is Our Fight’: From Miami To Hialeah, Crowds Gather To Support Cuba
Saban says he’s still deciding what movie to show his team Sunday night. Last year the flick was George Lucas’s “Red Tails.”
The Tide did watch a video of Yankees closer Mariano Rivera talking about focus.MORE NEWS: 4 Miami Beach Police Officers Relieved Of Duty Over Use Of Force Following Arrest
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