Nick Saban Q&A: We’re pleased with progress, but not satisfied

A year ago, Alabama coach Nick Saban’s Crimson Caravan tour of the Southeast carried a slightly different message. He was coming off a 6-6 regular season, a year in which the Tide lost at home to Louisiana-Monroe and saw their losing streak against Auburn reach six games.
This spring has been more about handling expectations than keeping the faith. Alabama, in Saban’s second year, won its first dozen games before falling to Florida in the SEC championship and Utah in the Sugar Bowl.