Saban, Alabama going through December traditions
Posted: 12/18/2012 at 9:00 pm
By: Associated Press
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Alabama coach Nick Saban watches his team's practice, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The team began preparations for the BCS National Championship college football game against Notre Dame on Jan. 7 in Miami. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT
The second-ranked Crimson Tide started practicing Tuesday for the BCS championship game Jan. 7 against No. 1 Notre Dame with All-America center Barrett Jones on the mend and Saban laughing off NFL rumors.
Saban says his family is “really, really pleased and happy to be here.” But he adds that nobody believes him whatever he says “so it’s kind of funny to me.”
What is certain is the former Miami Dolphins coach is preparing Alabama to play for the national title for the third time in four years.
Jones won’t practice until after Christmas with a sprained left foot. Receiver Kenny Bell (broken leg) has been cleared to get back to work.