Saban: Bama players should “honor the opportunity”

Alabama coach Nick Saban says he and his team ”honor the

opportunity” to play for a national title.

Speaking on Sunday morning, a day before the second-ranked

Crimson Tide faces No. 1 Notre Dame, Saban said that means getting

players to stay focused on the moment and what they can control.

Saban says ”great preparation gives you the confidence to do


`Bama will be seeking its second straight BCS title and third in

four years. Saban says despite that success he’s most proud that

his team didn’t get carried away by a sense of entitlement.

Saban says he’s still deciding what movie to show his team

Sunday night. Last year the flick was George Lucas’s ”Red


The Tide did watch a video of Yankees closer Mariano Rivera

talking about focus.