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Nick Saban's new motivation

Originally Published: April 5, 2012
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- If the Miami Dolphins had signed injured quarterback Drew Brees in 2006, instead of crippled veteran Daunte Culpepper, Alabama coach Nick Saban might still be coaching in the NFL.

If the Dolphins' doctors had only signed off on Brees, who was coming back from an injured right shoulder, Saban might have been competing for Super Bowl victories the past five seasons, instead of guiding the Crimson Tide to two of the past three BCS national championships.

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