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College Football Playoff: Nick Saban cracks genuine smile. Seriously. For real.

Undeniable, photographic evidence of Alabama coach Nick Saban smiling Friday.

MONICA HERNDON | Times

Undeniable, photographic evidence of Alabama coach Nick Saban smiling Friday.

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December

ATLANTA -- Big news here at the final Peach Bowl news conference: Nick Saban smiled.

This is not a drill. This is not a joke. The Alabama coach cracked what appeared to be a real, true, genuine smile. I am 100 percent serious.

Here's the context. Saban and Washington coach Chris Petersen were both asked whether college football needs a commissioner to navigate an increasingly complex sport and system.

Petersen's response: "Yes, and I think Coach Saban would be a great one."

Naturally, Saban responded by giving Petersen a death stare. He's famous for those, if you haven't heard.

And then - swear to God - Saban cracked a smile. He showed his teeth and everything. For real.

Saban had another suggestion for commissioner, by the way: Former Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez.

[Last modified: Friday, December 30, 2016 11:04am]

    

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