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