"We certainly didn't play a perfect game. We got a field goal blocked, and we couldn't score a touchdown for a long time," Saban said. "(But) never once was anyone discouraged by what happened in the game."
There wasn't much to be discouraged about, other than the fact LSU's Australian punter, Brad Wing, kept pinning Alabama deep in its own territory. That, maybe, and the fact the Tide didn't score a touchdown in nearly two full games before Trent Richardson went 34 yards up the sideline with 4:36 left to put a bow on a game that had already long been decided.
Afterward, Saban was asked if his many accomplishments would have made his late father proud.
"I think my father would be proud of the players, that's what I think," Saban said.
Probably proud, too, that his son refused to make it all about him.
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