Greg Cote: Don't Like Alabama's Nick Saban, but You Must Respect Him

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Greg Cote: Don't Like Alabama's Nick Saban, but You Must Respect Him
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This was the truest — and most prescient — of all the slogans on T-shirts being peddled at Monday night’s BCS National Championship here. Hint: The shirts were crimson, the unmistakable blood-red of Alabama football. I’d Rather Be Good Than Lucky, they read. Oh my but their team was all of that, the Crimson Tide were. They were good, very good, so good that Notre Dame was left needing every bit of that fabled luck o’ the Irish and more, but it was nowhere to be seen or conjured. This was men against leprechauns...

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