BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Nick Saban said today he'd like to see
his Crimson Tide take on some of college football's biggest
Saban said his scheduling philosophy includes playing one big,
high-interest intersectional game a year. He said such games
generate fan interest and get T-V exposure.
Saban mentioned Notre Dame, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Penn
State and Oklahoma as teams he'd like to play, The Birmingham News
reported on its Web site Wednesday. The Tide is slated to play Penn
State and Georgia Tech on its future schedules, along with Florida
State this season.
Earlier today, Saban spoke with a group of children at the
Cleveland Avenue Y-M-C-A in Montgomery.
Saban spoke to approximately 400 children for about 20 minutes.
He urged them to try to succeed, to persevere and to build
character, The Montgomery Advertiser reported on its Web site.
Saban and his wife Terry contributed money to the Cleveland
Avenue Y-M-C-A director Willie Jones. The donation is part of their
"Nick's Kids Foundation."