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Saban Coaching Against Former Team

It's not lost on anyone that the Capital One Bowl has put together a match of familiarities. Alabama has never played Michigan State, but Tide Coach Nick Saban once coached there and the Spartans head coach, Mark Dantonio, was an assistant for Saban there.

Nick Saban was in Birmingham for the Alabama senior banquet Sunday evening, but spoke on a conference call regarding Bama's invitation to play in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando against Michigan State on January 1. Will Saban have emotions in playing against Michigan State? "I'm sure they'll have some for me," he said. Saban left Michigan State prior to the 2000 season to coach at LSU. Saban...

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