We'll cut to the chase on this one, Nick Saban was asked if he had a favorite Thanksgiving food:
"Man, I just like turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, and lots of gravy. But that's how I am with everything. You know, every Thursday for 12 years before the radio show, so it gets moved up tonight, I have meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, and green beans. That's as good as it gets. I mean, what else special do you want? Throw a little cornbread in there if you need it."
Two other interesting quotes:
On the field conditions during last week's game against The Citadel:
"Yeah, I think our people are doing everything they can. We had quite a bit of rain. We may get some rain before this game. So we have a plan for what we're going to try to do to get the field in the best condition that we can. I have a lot of confidence in the people that we have doing it. I'm sure they'll do everything they can. But I also think that players have to learn how to play on those conditions. I played on a lot worse fields than that. You have to play it off the right foot and there's a way you have to be able to play on surfaces like that. One thing last week, we were never able to go outside because it was raining all the time. At least this week, we've got an opportunity to go out and play on fields where you have to learn how to work off the surface."
And on how special is the Senior Day ceremony for the coach:
"When you think back and I think of all the great players that we've had here, I'm not just talking about guys who were All-Americans and got special awards, but I'm talking about that were great people in the program, regardless of what their contribution was on the field, what their contribution was to the team and the program and in some cases, what it continues to be. It's really pretty special. It always brings back memories to me. It seems like it goes so fast. I see families. In each case, I always remember the home visit. The home visit just seems like it was yesterday, and guys are graduating. It makes me very proud that guys get their degree. It's our goal as a program to help them be more successful in life for having been in the program and when you see guys grow and develop, personally and academically, also some of the lessons that they learned competing on the field, whether it's hard work, perseverance, ability to overcome adversity, having the discipline to make good choices and decisions, it does make me really proud of them and it makes me feel like they'll have a much better chance of being successful because they were involved in the program based on what they did, based on the commitment that they made and we certainly appreciate that probably more than anybody knows."