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Former Golden Flash makes sure his Crimson shows compassion

Former Golden Flash makes sure his Crimson shows compassion

The 48-0 final score might indicate that Alabama Coach Nick Saban showed little mercy for his alma mater, Kent State.

Au contraire.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide led, 41-0, at the half, scored a touchdown in the third quarter and went scoreless in the fourth. Alabama used three quarterbacks, nine players ran the ball and 12 receivers caught passes.

Saban not only played football and graduated (in 1973) from Kent State, he also launched his coaching career there, as a graduate assistant for Don James.

However, Kent State also disappointed him. In 1988, Saban was up for the head coaching job there, having just helped Michigan State win...

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