Saban admits a 'pretty stellar lineup' of clinic speakers for this weekend
Posted by: Pete Roussel on Tuesday March 20, 2012
Posted by: Pete Roussel on March 20, 2012
Coming off the first practice after spring break, Nick Saban met with reporters to send a couple of messages.
Saban's staff will host their annual coaching clinic for high school coaches beginning on Thursday and concluding on Saturday. The speakers include Bill Parcells, Lou Holtz, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano, former Florida State defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews, and veteran special teams coach Gary Zauner.
In an understatement, Saban offered, "I think we have a pretty stellar lineup."
Saban also pointed out, "This is kind of an exclusive..." type of deal for Parcells, who doesn't really kind of do these things.
In the meantime, Saban is working on the developing intangibles necessary to win a championship.
He said, "I think the big question for everybody is 'How much will you invest in yourself and the team so that we can get better. So that you can get better individually and that we can get better. It's special to be all that you can be."
"You can't really take anything for granted. You've got to learn to be accountable and responsibly to give effort, play with toughness, be accountable to do your able to do your job and be able to execute on a consistent basis."
"Right now, we have too many young guys, talented guys, that need to be able learn how to do that with more consistency. Mental toughness to be able to focus to keep an intensity level regardless of the circumstances of what happens."
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