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Cowboys | Jason Garrett following Nick Saban's blueprint

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:29:35 -0800

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is trying to follow Alabama head coach Nick Saban's example when it comes to coaching. Garrett was Saban's quarterbacks coach in Miami and has notebooks filled with information about all the things he learned from Saban.

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NFL | Nick Saban still not interested

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:52:20 -0800

Alabama head coach Nick Saban reiterated that he is not interested in a return to the NFL after winning his fourth BCS National Championship Monday, Jan. 7.

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NFL | Nick Saban not interested

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 08:29:52 -0800

Alabama head coach Nick Saban said Saturday, Jan. 5, he has no interest in leaving for the pros again. Saban had an unsuccessful two-year stint with the Miami Dolphins. "I don't have any unfinished business in the NFL. It's not even something I want to do," Saban said.

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NFL | Nick Saban not expected to coach in pros

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 05:43:38 -0800

Alabama head coach Nick Saban has told NFL teams he has no interest in a return to coaching at the pro level.

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Browns | To move quickly for new coach

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 06:32:46 -0800

The Cleveland Browns plan to move quickly to hire a new coach. That likely eliminates New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and University of Alabama coach Nick Saban.

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Browns | Expecting change at head coach

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:27:38 -0800

With a new team president and ownership, head coach Pat Shurmur is expected to be out of a job despite winning five games over the past 10 games. Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert are both believed to be on the chopping block. Potential candidates at the head coach spot are New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly, University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton.

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Jaguars | Several could be head coaching candidates

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 17:32:14 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy could be candidates for the Jacksonville Jaguars head coaching position if the team fires head coach Mike Mularkey.

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Browns | Nick Saban unlikely to become next head coach

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 11:39:10 -0800

University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban reportedly has no attraction to building a relationship with the Cleveland Browns and expected next general manager Michael Lombardi. One source suggested Saban wouldn't work with Lombardi "in a thousand years" and another source said there is "zero chance" Saban would leave Alabama to work with Lombardi on the Browns.

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Browns | Michael Lombardi could become next GM

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:39:31 -0800

The Cleveland Browns may decide to choose NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi as their next general manager if president Joe Banner and owner Jimmy Haslam decide to move on from current GM Tom Heckert. Speculation is that if Lombardi becomes the GM, he could lure University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban back to the NFL under the Browns. Saban has said that the only way he would return to the NFL is under Lombardi. Oregon head coach Chip Kelly and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could be candidates for the head coaching position in Cleveland if Saban doesn't come along.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Greg A. Bedard

NFL | Some teams check in on Nick Saban

Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:45:11 -0700

University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban received some overtures from a few NFL teams but he was not interested in leaving his current job.

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NCAA | Saban attending Senior Bowl practices

Tue, 22 Jan 2008 18:05:13 -0800

University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban is attending Senior Bowl practices.

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Dolphins | B. Davis to join Saban at Alabama

Sat, 13 Jan 2007 08:29:10 -0800

Jeff Darlington, of the Miami Herald, reports former Miami Dolphins assistant strength and conditioning coach and assistant defensive line coach Bo Davis has been hired by Alabama head coach Nick Saban to join his staff.

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Dolphins | Team begins search for Saban's replacement

Wed, 03 Jan 2007 10:26:43 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins have begun to compile a list of candidates to replace head coach Nick Saban, who left Wednesday, Jan. 3, to become the head coach at the University of Alabama. Candidates could include assistant coach Dom Capers and offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey, Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, Houston Texans assistant coach Mike Sherman, San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, Indianapolis Colts assistant coach Jim Caldwell, Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Norm Chow and Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

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NCAA | Saban contract update

Wed, 03 Jan 2007 09:30:33 -0800

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports head coach Nick Saban's contract with the University of Alabama is an eight-year deal worth $32 million.

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Dolphins | Saban leaving for Alabama

Wed, 03 Jan 2007 08:09:55 -0800

ESPNews reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban has agreed to become the new head coach at the University of Alabama.

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Dolphins | Saban decision coming soon

Tue, 02 Jan 2007 14:11:18 -0800

ESPNews reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban will make a decision on his future status with the team Wednesday, Jan. 3, by 10 a.m. ET.

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Dolphins | Saban remains undecided about future

Tue, 02 Jan 2007 14:08:48 -0800

ESPNews reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban has yet to make a decision on whether he'll remain with the team. He spoke with his assistant coaches Tuesday, Jan. 2, and they were left with the impression he is going to leave the Dolphins and join the University of Alabama.

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Dolphins | Saban to accept Alabama coaching job

Tue, 02 Jan 2007 14:05:00 -0800

Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban will accept the job as the head coach of the University of Alabama football team, according to a team source. Saban has been quoted as saying he is "really struggling" with the decision.

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Dolphins | Saban receives formal offer from Alabama

Tue, 02 Jan 2007 10:29:06 -0800

Alex Marvez and Harvey Fialkov, of the Sun-Sentinel, report the University of Alabama is awaiting a response from Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban regarding the school's head coaching vacancy after both sides reportedly met Monday, Jan. 1. Saban is reported to have received a contract offer in the neighborhood of $30 million for eight years. Alabama Athletic Director Mal Moore agreed to almost every stipulation Saban demanded, including a large budget to hire assistant coaches. Saban is expected to make a decision Tuesday, Jan. 2.

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Dolphins | Saban, Alabama officials expected to meet this week

Mon, 01 Jan 2007 12:58:19 -0800

The Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban is expected to meet this week with University of Alabama athletic director Mal Moore and president Robert Witt to discuss the school's head coaching vacancy, according to a report in The Tuscaloosa News Monday, Jan. 1.

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Dolphins | Saban expected to receive offer from Alabama

Sat, 30 Dec 2006 09:43:34 -0800

Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports the University of Alabama is expected to make a lucrative contract offer to Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban to become the school's next head coach as early as Sunday, Dec. 31, or Monday, Jan. 1. Alabama's offer is expected to be much more than the $15 million Saban is owed for the three years remaining on his contract with the Dolphins. The difference could amount to a guarantee in the $40 million range against Miami's $15 million. Saban would likely receive approximately $4 million annually and a signing bonus in the $7 million range.

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Dolphins | Harrington, Lemon to see action Week 17

Tue, 26 Dec 2006 08:33:44 -0800

Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban said following the team's Week 16 game that both QB Joey Harrington and QB Cleo Lemon will play in the team's Week 17 game versus the Indianapolis Colts. Harrington was benched during Week 16 in favor of Lemon.

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Dolphins | Week 16 ensures losing season for team, Saban

Mon, 25 Dec 2006 21:41:33 -0800

The Associated Press reports the Miami Dolphins lost 13-10 to the New York Jets Week 16, dropping the Dolphins record to 6-9 on the season. The loss ensures head coach Nick Saban's first losing season in his 13 years as a college and NFL coach.

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Dolphins | Saban continues to deny he has interest in Alabama

Mon, 11 Dec 2006 19:13:39 -0800

Greg Bedard, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban again denied having any interest in the vacant coaching job at the University of Alabama. NBC's Peter King asked Saban if he was going to be in Miami after the 2006 season, but Saban never gave King a definite answer. Saban said he did not intend to be coy and added, "I in no way wanted to indicate to him or anybody else that there was any possibility of that. I mean, I have no intentions of going anywhere. Hell, they might not want me here after this season. You ever think of that? I think I've addressed that enough. I mean, when does this become a dead story? I've already said what I've said. I've already talked to our team and I don't think that I need to continue to address this."

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Dolphins | Culpepper unlikely to play again this season

Mon, 11 Dec 2006 17:09:02 -0800

Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban said Monday, Dec. 11, QB Daunte Culpepper (knee) will resume his rehabilitation this week but it is unlikely Culpepper will play again this season.

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Dolphins | Saban not interested in Alabama

Fri, 08 Dec 2006 10:31:48 -0800

Harvey Fialkov, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban is not interested in the University of Alabama head coaching job but revealed he has been contacted by the school on several occasions regarding any possible interest in the position. "In many ways, it's unfortunate that my family has to hear that, even our team has to hear things like that when really it isn't true," Saban said. "They call Jimmy (Saban's agent, Jimmy Sexton) and said, `Is Nick interested?' and Jimmy said, `No,' and Jimmy asked me on several occasions and I said, `No, I'm interested in staying here.'"

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Dolphins | Saban receives vote of confidence

Tue, 05 Dec 2006 08:30:37 -0800

The Sun-Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban received a vote of confidence from owner H. Wayne Huizenga Monday, Dec. 4, who said the team is on the right track despite a disappointing 5-7 season. "I may be way off base, but when I sit with Nick Saban for breakfast, lunch or dinner or shooting the breeze ... I'm just convinced he's on the right track. He knows what he's going to do, and it's going to work," Huizenga said. "I may be wrong, but I don't think so. I'm completely sold on Nick Saban, and I'll be the first to admit that I made a mistake if we did make a mistake. But I firmly believe in Nick and his approach. I like his style. I think he's our guy, I really do. I'm expecting big things."

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Dolphins | Saban receives vote of confidence

Mon, 04 Dec 2006 18:40:02 -0800

Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban received a vote of confidence Monday, Dec. 4, from owner H. Wayne Huizenga.

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Dolphins | Saban expected to interview at Alabama

Sun, 03 Dec 2006 07:52:40 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban is expected to interview for the head coaching vacancy at the University of Alabama this week, according to the Huntsville Times.

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Dolphins | Saban dispels rumors of departure

Mon, 27 Nov 2006 15:49:11 -0800

Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban dispelled any speculation fueled by a Birmingham News report that said Saban was approached about becoming the next head coach at the University of Alabama. "I have a job to do here," Saban said. "My focus is on our players, this team, us getting better and us playing good, winning football here."

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Dolphins | Brown could be out several weeks

Sun, 26 Nov 2006 07:44:42 -0800

Abe Rakov, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown (hand) could be out of the lineup for several weeks, according to head coach Nick Saban. "There's a pretty good chance that this week is going to be a difficult one," Saban said. "We'll go week to week, and it may be several weeks before he gets back. But we don't know that."

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Dolphins | Harrington growing as a quarterback

Tue, 14 Nov 2006 09:35:56 -0800

Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins QB Joey Harrington is becoming more comfortable within the team's offense and is learning to minimize his mistakes on the field. "I think as he gets more knowledge and experience in what we're doing and what's expected of him, we can minimize some of the bad plays. I think that's the difference. If we continue to do that, we'll increase our chances of being successful," head coach Nick Saban said of Harrington. ''I think I'm playing more comfortable and confident,'' Harrington said following the team's Week 10 victory in which he did not throw an interception. "I am definitely playing smarter.''

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Dolphins | James not expected to play Week 11

Mon, 13 Nov 2006 14:29:54 -0800

Miami Dolphins OG Jeno James (knee) re-injured his right knee Week 10 and has torn cartilage in the knee, head coach Nick Saban said. James is not expected to play Week 11.

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Dolphins | Culpepper could return this season

Mon, 06 Nov 2006 16:49:01 -0800

Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban still believes QB Daunte Culpepper (knee) can make a return this season. Culpepper continues to be evaluated on a week-to-week basis and will only be placed on Injured Reserve as a last resort, according to Saban.

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Dolphins | No timetable for Culpepper's return

Mon, 30 Oct 2006 13:15:23 -0800

Miami Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper (knee) did not participate in team drills during practice Monday, Oct. 30, and continues to be sore from his rehabilitative efforts. Head coach Nick Saban says there is currently no timetable for Culpepper's return.

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Dolphins | Team looking to have big offseason

Fri, 27 Oct 2006 10:18:41 -0700

Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports the Miami Dolphins are expected to be approximately $21 million under the NFL's estimated $109 million salary cap this offseason and will look to inject the roster with more talent. ''I think that what we try to do is get healthier and healthier from a business standpoint, so that we would be able to do more and more things in the future to improve the team,'' head coach Nick Saban said. "We're going to have a good opportunity to do that next year, based on the business position we've been able to put ourselves in."

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Dolphins | Culpepper still team's quarterback "of the future"

Thu, 12 Oct 2006 21:44:22 -0700

Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban still sees QB Daunte Culpepper (knee) as the team's quarterback "of the future," and he hopes Culpepper can return this season. Culpepper said he was fine with the decision and felt Saban was doing his best to protect him. "Everything that's good for you doesn't always feel good for you," Culpepper said. "I have to say thank you to Coach Saban because in this situation he's really protecting me and doing what's best for the team."

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Dolphins | Culpepper to remain sidelined until he regains 'explosion'

Tue, 10 Oct 2006 09:28:02 -0700

Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban will bench QB Daunte Culpepper (knee, shoulder) indefinitely until Culpepper regains his "explosion," according to Saban. ''I don't have a timetable for it because I don't know when it's going to happen,'' Saban said. "We'll evaluate it on a week-to-week basis.''

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Dolphins | Culpepper practices Friday, may not start Week 5

Fri, 06 Oct 2006 10:43:01 -0700

Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper (shoulder) returned to practice Friday, Oct. 6, but may not start Week 5. "This is not an issue relative to results or anything that has happened in games," said head coach Nick Saban. "It's a physical, medical, ability issue. Can the guy do what he needs to do to be successful? If we were 4-0 right now, we'd be having the same conversation."

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Dolphins | Saban praises Culpepper despite team's record

Mon, 02 Oct 2006 22:21:22 -0700

Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban felt QB Daunte Culpepper had his best game of the season during Week 4. Even though the Dolphins are 1-3, it does not appear a quarterback change is going to come anytime soon.

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Dolphins | Saban defends Culpepper

Tue, 19 Sep 2006 09:56:53 -0700

Harvey Fialkov, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban has not lost faith in QB Daunte Culpepper, even though Culpepper has yet to return to his 2004 form. "[Culpepper] can be a good player. He is not playing like he's capable of playing right now," Saban said. "He's more mobile than lots of quarterbacks ... He's just not as mobile as he used to be and he has to understand and manage that. And we need to help him do that."

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Dolphins | Saban wants NFL to adopt NCAA replay system

Tue, 12 Sep 2006 14:52:47 -0700

Harvey Fialkov, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban would like for the NFL to adopt the college football replay system, in which a replay official can review and overrule a ruling made by an on-field official. "I did go home on Saturday night, and I watched parts of several college football games," Saban said. "Man, that seems like it works a whole lot better to me. They just look at in the booth and if the official messed it up, they fix it."

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Dolphins | Saban comments on C. Rogers

Tue, 05 Sep 2006 06:29:28 -0700

Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban would not dismiss speculation that the team would work out free agent WR Charles Rogers (Lions). ''I know he worked very, very hard to get back from his first collarbone or shoulder injury, then [injured the collarbone] again,'' Saban said. "Things just haven't worked out for him there. . . . He has a lot of ability.''

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Dolphins | Starters to play a little longer

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 13:09:02 -0700

Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban says he will use his starters a little longer in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 19. "Starters will play a little longer," Saban said. "If they played 12 to 15 plays last time, maybe they'll play a third more this time. It's not etched in stone, but they'll get a little more work."

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Dolphins | Chambers has high expectations

Thu, 10 Aug 2006 18:29:31 -0700

David J. Neal, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins WR Chris Chambers is unfazed by the high expectations he is facing now that the Dolphins have a franchise quarterback in QB Daunte Culpepper. Chambers says he is not feeling the pressure because he has players around him that can step up and make plays. Head coach Nick Saban thinks Chambers made important strides in his consistency at the end of last season and thinks Chambers can have a big year, "I think, if he plays with the consistency that he finished the year with last year for an entire season. He had a fantastic year last year, but he would have an absolutely fantastic year.''

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Dolphins | Saban will not give daily injury reports

Wed, 02 Aug 2006 16:28:12 -0700

Alex Marvez and Keven Lerner, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban said he will no longer provide injury details about players who miss or are limited in practices. Saban said, "I'm not giving an injury report every day. I'm not telling you. I don't have to tell you, and I'm not going to tell you."

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Dolphins | Camp important for offensive line

Wed, 02 Aug 2006 05:23:27 -0700

Jeff Darlington, of the Palm Beach Post, reports training camp is important for Miami Dolphins offensive linemen. They must develop chemistry because only two of last year's five starters are likely to remain at the same position. "It's not only important for those guys to develop chemistry, which is starting to develop, but it's also important that several combinations of guys that may end up playing develop a little chemistry as well," Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban said. "That way, you minimize the impact of losing a guy if we're unfortunate somewhere down the road and we have to replace someone."

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Dolphins | Allen still no closer to signing

Tue, 01 Aug 2006 18:38:17 -0700

Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports the Miami Dolphins are no closer to signing their first-round draft choice S Jason Allen. Allen and his team seemed optimistic with the signing of St. Louis Rams CB Tye Hill, who was taken in the slot before Allen, to a five-year contract, however Dolphins head coach Nick Saban said the team is standing firm about signing Allen to a six-year deal, "We are going to run our business the way we run our business."

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Dolphins | Saban turns down Bush invitation

Mon, 31 Jul 2006 18:44:45 -0700

Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban does not consider himself a political aficionado. He also understands a dinner invitation from the president of the United States is not something you say no to, unless of course if that request comes during training camp. That's the reason Saban had to politely decline an invitation to dine with President George Bush Sunday evening, July 30, while the President was in South Florida. "There's nobody in the world that has more respect for the President of the United States, what he does, what his responsibility is, what our support for what he does is, regardless of who is in that position," Saban said. "It was really a tough decision for us last night to stay here and work with our team and go to the meetings and do what we have to do in camp."

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Dolphins | McMichael troubled by cramps

Mon, 31 Jul 2006 05:29:41 -0700

Greg A. Bedard, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins TE Randy McMichael (cramps) experienced cramps during the team's practice Sunday, July 30. "That's not an uncommon circumstance," Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban said. "I don't care what kind of condition you're in or where you practiced this summer. You didn't practice in pads. You didn't have the headgear on. You weren't lugging around gear. So there is an acclimation that everybody has to go through."

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