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Christopher L. Gasper

Nick Saban runs an NFL-like program

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The three-letter acronym that sums up the success of Alabama football isn’t SEC or BCS. It’s NFL.

Listening to the Alabama players and coaches talk, sometimes you have to remind yourself that the Crimson Tide are playing for a collegiate title Monday night against Notre Dame in the BCS national championship game.

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