No complacency for Alabama

nick saban alabama crimson tide college football

ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban wants to make sure the defending national champions take nothing for granted.

View 2014 BCS National Championship Futures

Saban said Tuesday during an Athens (Tenn.) Area Chamber of Commerce benefit dinner at Tennessee Wesleyan College that he showed his team a tape of James ``Buster'' Douglas' knockout of Mike Tyson as a warning to avoid complacency.

Saban's visit to a town less than 60 miles south of Tennessee's campus produced more than 100 complaints over the past several months, according to Chamber of Commerce president Rob Preston. After all the tumult preceding his appearance, Saban received a hero's welcome in a setting that resembled a booster event.

The Alabama coach got a standing ovation from 1,500 fans who paid $50 for tickets and lined up for hours amid sweltering conditions to see him.

Bet 2014 BCS National Championship Futures

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

 

Recent NCAAF Discussions

Handicapping 2016 Win Totals on Fri, May 2016 by Blade
2016 NFL Draft Props on Thu, Apr 2016 by Blade
NFL Draft Preview on Thu, Apr 2016 by Blade

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Cal lands Davis Webb The Cal Bears may have lost the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft at quarterback, but the Golden Bears seem to have found a good replacement...
Thumbnail FSU dismisses running back The Florida State Seminoles have parted ways with running back Mario Pender after a recent arrest.
Thumbnail Hokies suspend two defenders The Justin Fuente era of Virginia Tech football isn’t off to a great start, as two defensive players have been indefinitely...
Thumbnail Buckeyes get 100K for Spring Game Ohio State may not have made the...
Thumbnail Petrino gets new contract Louisville is happy with the direction that Bobby Petrino is taking the football program and the Cardinals have given the head...
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Team Pages