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Story Of Nick Saban's Early Football Lesson

One of the most important things a football coach has to do is make the best possible use of his personnel. Alabama Coach Nick Saban got an early education in this phase of football, as illustrated in a story he shared.

Long before Nick Saban was football coach at Alabama he was a football player, a Pop Warner player under his father, Big Nick, and then as a quarterback at Monongah High School in West Virginia. In discussion of the necessity for a coach to adapt to the strengths of his personnel, he shared a story of his high school days. The lesson came in tough circumstances, when Saban was a 15-year-old...

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