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Nick Saban: Visit an idea session

Updated: December 18, 2013, 12:04 AM ET
By Alex Scarborough | ESPN.com

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- If it took calling Phil Jackson to better understand the merits of running zone versus man-to-man, he wouldn't hesitate to pick up the phone and dial. There's no room to worry about outside perception in Alabama coach Nick Saban's world. If it's going to make his football program better, he'll do it.

That's why Saban didn't hesitate to extend an invitation to former USC coach Lane Kiffin to visit Alabama. As ESPN reported and Saban confirmed, Kiffin was in Tuscaloosa ...

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