Did anyone see that clip of LSU leaving the tunnel in the second half? Saban was out in front, bouncing up and down, doing a little dance, hoo-bangin' (as Kenny Mixon used to call it). I've never seen him like that. And you could tell, he was having fun ripping into his players, keeping them in the game for 60 minutes with a 5 score lead. I think the guy's having a blast coaching a top ten caliber team and I think he loves the character of this team. He can have fun with them and he can rip into them. The best coaches are the ones who are hardasses and strive for perfection but can still have fun with the players when the time is right. Football players respect that. Saban is a drill sargeant/player's coach. Not an easy combo to achieve. You have to have a very special dynamic personality. And the man is a hands on x's and o's coach. He puts the media in their place but is endearing enough to get quality positive press. Of course all that depends on the wins rollin in. Would you take anyone else in the country? I sure's hell wouldn't. Nick's the freakin man.