Alabama coach Nick Saban calls his TV appearances "good exposure" for the Tide
by Marq_Burnett
 Crimson Tide Extra
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Alabama coach Nick Saban fields questions during his Sugar Bowl press conference. (Photo by Trent Penny/Anniston Star)
Alabama coach Nick Saban fields questions during his Sugar Bowl press conference. (Photo by Trent Penny/Anniston Star)
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NEW ORLEANS -- Alabama coach Nick Saban has always had a love/hate relationship with the media, but during his Wednesday Sugar Bowl press conference, Saban revealed that he secretly wants to be a part of the media.

“You all have your beliefs and I certainly respect your beliefs, in terms of how you think things should be done,” Saban said, jokingly. “All of a sudden, I get to get on the other side and I get to say how I think things should be done and get an opportunity to be just like you, which is really what I’ve always wanted to be.”

Saban will be an as analyst on ESPN’s College GameDay for the BCS National Championship. Saban’s was also on the show for the SEC Championship coverage.

“Well, you know, to be honest, I think it’s really good exposure for our program to be able to be involved in some of those kinds of things and actually be able to have an opportunity to express your beliefs,” Saban said.

By many in the business, Saban is considered a natural on television and with many regarding him as the best coach in college football, his opinions are valued throughout the sport. So whenever Saban, 62, does decide to retire from coaching, he’ll have a bright future in television.
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