Saban accepts championship hardware

Updated: January 8, 2010, 7:10 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Nick Saban is thrilled to have brought another title to Alabama and a lot of joy to everyone involved in the Crimson Tide program.

Saban spoke at a news conference on Friday, sitting alongside four trophies crowning Alabama as the national champion following a 37-21 victory over Texas.

The Associated Press trophy honored the Crimson Tide for being voted No. 1 at season's end. The others were from the National Football Foundation, the Football Writers Association and the crystal BCS trophy he received on the field Thursday night.

His wife reminded him this morning that a statue of him will be going up outside the stadium in Tuscaloosa. He says he hopes it serves as a model of the reward for working hard.


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