Though Saban Preaches “Finish”, Alabama’s Start Is So Important

Posted by Larry Burton on July-24-2009 Add Comments

Only two of the last six BCS Championship games were won by teams with perfect records.  Of those who did lose, nobody lost their first game.

The first game can either sound a good or bad note for a team that can help carry it or curse it for the rest of the year.

Nick Saban is on record as saying he likes tough openers and last season's opener against what was was supposed to be the top ACC team and this year's repeat of that same scenario has Nick Saban's fingerprints all over it.

In fact, he wants more.

So why would Nick Saban want to risk an opening day disaster?

There are always the politically correct answers, like getting fan interest and exposure for the team, but this is Alabama.  Nob...

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