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January 5, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Michelle Pritchett, the Alabama football fan who attacked Oklahoma fans at the Orange Bowl, issued an apology this weekend for her actions. Pritchett, who was attending the game Wednesday with her husband, son and family friends, is shown on the video above confronting the fans, who she says were goading her son into a fight. It all started as good-natured trash talking, if you can believe that, and escalated into what you can see in the video above. "It had nothing to do about the ballgame," Pritchett told AL.com.
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January 10, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Lane Kiffin is back in college football. The former USC head coach has been hired as Alabama's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban announced Friday. "We are excited to have Lane join our staff," Saban said in a statement on Alabama's website. "He is an outstanding and creative offensive coach who has great experience both at the college and NFL level. He has a very good understanding of the game and I have always been impressed with what I saw in the games he called.
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OPINION
March 27, 2002
In news reports about the $7-million gift from businessman Haim Saban to the Democratic Party (March 22-23), it emerged that Saban had also raised nearly $600,000 for our esteemed governor. Apparently, by the governor's reckoning, this largess, coupled with Saban's business acumen and cultural contributions (such as the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers"), qualifies him for appointment to the University of California Board of Regents. For what is arguably the finest public university system in the world, how discouraging.
SPORTS
January 5, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Michelle Pritchett, the Alabama football fan who attacked Oklahoma fans at the Orange Bowl, issued an apology this weekend for her actions. Pritchett, who was attending the game Wednesday with her husband, son and family friends, is shown on the video above confronting the fans, who she says were goading her son into a fight. It all started as good-natured trash talking, if you can believe that, and escalated into what you can see in the video above. "It had nothing to do about the ballgame," Pritchett told AL.com.
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November 30, 1999 | From Associated Press
Michigan State Coach Nick Saban is expected to make a decision today whether to take the vacant position at Louisiana State. Gerry DiNardo was fired as LSU coach two weeks ago after the Tigers had lost their eighth consecutive game, falling to 2-8. John Lewandowski, Michigan State sports information director, said LSU officials contacted the school Monday for permission to talk to Saban about the job. Lewandowski said he expects Saban to make a decision today.
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November 9, 2008 | Associated Press
baton rouge, la. -- With a heavy police escort, Nick Saban returned to Tiger Stadium wearing crimson. He barely got out of town with Alabama still unbeaten and No. 1. After the Crimson Tide had a chip-shot field goal blocked on the final play of regulation, John Parker Wilson scored on a one-yard sneak in overtime to give Alabama a 27-21 victory over No. 15 Louisiana State on Saturday, clinching a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
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December 16, 2004 | From Associated Press
Louisiana State Coach Nick Saban has talked to the Miami Dolphins about their vacant head coaching position. In a statement issued by LSU on Wednesday, Saban described the talks as "a preliminary conversation with the Dolphins to exchange ideas about their head coaching position." "No decisions were made in this meeting, and they will continue their search for a coach." LSU (9-2) meets Iowa (9-2) on Jan. 1 in the Capital One Bowl at Orlando, Fla.
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December 10, 2003 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
It might seem tough to remain low-key when you're dressed in a tuxedo, sitting in the lobby of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, and sitting near the top of the college football world. But Louisiana State Coach Nick Saban likes things boring and simple, and the events of the last few days are not about to change that. Just days after his Tigers won their way into the bowl championship series title game at the Sugar Bowl, Saban was in New York to watch one of his players receive an award.
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October 31, 2005 | From Associated Press
Miami Dolphin Coach Nick Saban trotted off the field to applause, kissed a few women on the cheek, hugged other fans and signed autographs. The former Louisiana State coach was triumphant again in Tiger Stadium, spoiling the New Orleans Saints' return to playing in their home state. "It's been wonderful. I really do feel like this was coming home to play a game, and it was exciting for me even though I didn't say it [earlier]," Saban said.
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December 25, 2004 | From Associated Press
Miami Dolphin owner Wayne Huizenga flew to Baton Rouge, La., on Friday, then returned to South Florida nine hours later without Nick Saban. But the Louisiana State coach might yet join the Dolphins. Still weighing an offer the Dolphins made Wednesday, Saban met with Huizenga and team President Eddie Jones, then huddled with LSU Athletic Director Skip Bertman, then said he needed more time. "In the next 24 to 48 hours we'll make a decision," Saban said in a statement released by LSU.
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December 13, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Settle down, Alabama fans, it looks like Coach Nick Saban isn't going anywhere, at least if you believe quarterback AJ McCarron. “I messed with coach, saying he's getting too old to start up again somewhere else,” McCarron said on ESPN's "College Football Daily" on Thursday. “He told me he's not leaving. And I know Miss Terry [Saban's wife] well enough. She runs that house. And she's not allowing coach to leave either. I think he'll be at the University of Alabama for a little while.” Rumors have been rampant in the last couple of weeks that Saban would be leaving Alabama to take the head coaching job at Texas.
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October 26, 2013 | By Mike Hiserman
Nick Saban , people trainer. The coach tells Alabama fans to sit and stay, they sit and stay. Saban made news in the days leading up to Saturday's game against Tennessee when he complained about the Crimson Tide's late-arriving and early-leaving student fans. "Everybody else should have the same sort of commitment" as the people in his program, Saban said during his radio show Thursday. "You don't have to do the work all week, you don't have to practice, you don't have to come in at 7 in the morning and leave at 11 at night, you don't have to do any of that stuff.
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September 20, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
The announcement that ESPN would be taking its rollicking GameDay show to North Dakota State this week should have been a tip-off to make weekend getaway plans. The network packages these excursions as wholesome, public service peeks into the subdivisions of football people don't get to see. And they certainly can offer up delicious slices of Americana. It also means ESPN got stuck with a lousy slate of games. Sometimes it just works out that way. Kansas State and Texas looked good on paper only a month ago. But that was before Kansas State lost to - North Dakota State!
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September 19, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
As if Mack Brown didn't have enough on his mind. . . . Texas' beleagured coach, who is trying to save a season and maybe his job after a 1-2 start, can add a new worry to his list: Texas might already be looking to replace him. The Associated Press has reported that a regent for Texas reached out last January to see if Nick Saban might be interested in the Texas football job. The AP reports a regent, Steve Hicks, and a former regent,...
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September 11, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Alabama Coach Nick Saban addressed the Yahoo allegations that one of his star former players, D.J. Fluker, received impermissible benefits while attending college. Saban on the Yahoo article: “I didn't read the article, I just came from practice. I know [Alabama Athletic Director Bill Battle] has already made comment on the story. I will say from an administrative standpoint, our people do a fantastic job. I think we have one of the best programs in what we try to do to help our players make good choices and good decisions when it comes to agents.
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September 9, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
The hard-hitting news business gets a little softer every day. Remember that parlor game of telephone? Someone whispers a phrase into someone's ear and it gets whispered down a line and comes out completely different at the end? Well, that's not supposed to happen at places such as  Sports Illustrated , which got duped on a joke about Nick Saban reportedly leaving Alabama for Texas. The headline on the "SI Wire" site read "Report: Nick Saban to visit Texas. " That was followed by copy suggesting Saban might be a replacement for embattled Texas Coach Mack Brown.
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September 10, 2009 | Associated Press
If Alabama Coach Nick Saban sticks around for another nine years, it will be worth $5 million to him and, the Crimson Tide hopes, a few more championships for the program. The university system's Board of Trustees compensation committee unanimously approved Wednesday the three-year extension through Jan. 31, 2018, that doesn't include a salary hike but rewards Saban for staying put and guarantees that he will remain among college football's five highest paid coaches. Rutgers picks Savage Rutgers freshman Tom Savage , one of the most highly touted recruits to sign with Rutgers, will start at quarterback Saturday against Howard.
BUSINESS
May 6, 2010
Haim Saban Age: 65 Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt Company: Saban Capital Group Education: High school diploma Net worth: $3.3 billion, according to Forbes Citizenship: Both Israel and U.S. Big break: Transformed a Japanese adventure serial into "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers"
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May 30, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Nick Saban has been called “the devil himself” by one rival coach and “Nicky Satan” by another. The Alabama coach is also way ahead of hell's curve on most matters involving college football - and he's got four BCS titles to prove it. So what a “shock” it was this week when Southeastern Conference coaches voted 13 to 1 to preserve the league's eight-game conference schedule. The lone dissenter was Saban. With the new playoff coming in 2014, an eight-game schedule in a 14-team conference makes about as much sense as the DMV giving Justin Bieber a driver's license.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2013 | By Matthew Fleischer
Kabillion, a video-on-demand network aimed at kids, is partnering with Saban Brands to launch a new VOD channel. The channel is another outlet for the programming that Saban already has on the CW Network. That Saturday block, which is called Vortexx, features kids' shows aimed primarily at young boys. Shows that the Vortexx VOD channel will carry include Saban's “Power Rangers” and “Sonic X,” as well as “Dragon Ball Z Kai .”   PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments “Saban's Vortexx programs are some of the most iconic and best-loved kids shows ever,” Kabillion President Nicolas Atlan said.  Kabillion is available in more than 40 million homes.
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