This Year's Crimson Tide Has 'Kind of Exceeded Expectations,' Nick Saban Says

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This Year's Crimson Tide Has 'Kind of Exceeded Expectations,' Nick Saban Says
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What's this particular Alabama team's best quality? His response was relatively out of character. He led with "the E word." "To be honest," Saban said, "I think this team has kind of exceeded expectations." How does a team that won the previous year's national championship, another one two years earlier and entered the season ranked No. 2 in most major polls exceed expectations?

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