Alabama Football: Nick Saban doesn't 'reflect back' on past

Nick Saban on past success: 'It's over'

5/23/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Nick Saban has won at least 10 games in five of six seasons with Alabama, boasting three BCS National Championship rings since 2009 and without doubt has turned the Crimson Tide into a dynasty program.Blog Photo - Alabama Football: Nick Saban doesn't 'reflect back' on past

But according to the 62-year-old coach, all accolades earned thus far are a thing of the past.

"I give myself a vacation, but I don't really reflect back," Saban told SportsCenter. "It's over. It's done. It's history. I'm happy about it. But if you're going to continue in this business, you'd better be ready for the next challenge, because we're going to be the target for a lot of people.

"Everybody's got the game they play against Alabama circled on the schedule. We're going to get everybody's best shot, and our players need to understand that and get ready for it, not be reflecting back, but looking forward to the challenges that we have in the future."

Considering the difficulty of the SEC, Alabama actually has a favorable schedule this fall. The Tide will open up against Virginia Tech at a neutral site before traveling to the Johnny Football-led Texas A&M Aggies, which is undoubtedly the toughest matchup for Saban and Co.—but even then, they are coming off a bye week and will have two weeks to prepare.

Giving Nick Saban two weeks to prepare is like your mom and dad telling you what you got for Christmas on December 11th.

Alabama gets Ole Miss, Arkansas, Tennessee and LSU at home, while avoiding the top members of the East Division. If the Tide can get past Texas A&M in Week 3, we might as well fast-forward to the White House ceremony next April.

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5/23/13   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

Saban is god! I will say the SEC is so stacked that you never know which team will emerge and provide a scare in a close game. By the way, the VA Tech game is neutral site in the ATL.

As an Alabama fan is does bother me that they don't have to play Georgia, South Carolina or Florida in the regular season, but they are likely to face one of them should they advance to the conference championship game. I hate some of the cupcakes they do play. It makes no sense. They are so good they could play the 5th best team from a BCS conference and still win by 20. What's the point in playing against a non BCS conference or an FCS school and win by 40. I don't get it.