Alabama coach Nick Saban, a noted workaholic, said he would likely enjoy his team’s 32-28 victory over Georgia in the SEC Championship game for about two weeks.
After that, he will focus on Notre Dame and the BCS National Championship on Jan. 7 in Miami.
Saban said he’s found that work-break has worked well in the past. This will be Alabama’s third appearance in the national championship game under Saban.
“You can’t practice your way to the game,” he said. “It’s too long. The players get, you know, too stale and too bored with it. So it’s a one game season.”
Tying a record
With the win, Alabama tied the NCAA-era record for wins in a five-year period (60) set by Nebraska (1993-97).
Saban seemed especially proud of that number, pointing out that many of the players in the senior class signed with Alabama after it went 7-6 and played in the Independence Bowl in 2007.
“(Someone) asked me the other day what’s the biggest difference between going to the Independence Bowl or a game