Ala. coach Nick Saban pauses presser in tear-jerking moment to praise two star players after big loss

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Alabama football coach Nick Saban melted hearts with his touching tribute to two of his star players after a devastating loss to Georgia.

The national championship game is not one that any player wants to lose, and looking at the dejected faces of quarterback Bryce Young and linebacker Will Anderson Jr. one could tell that this loss hit hard. At the end of the post-game press conference, both players were dismissed and were about to head back to the locker room with their team when Saban stopped them and asked for just a moment of their time.

It was then that he praised the players who left everything on the field and played to the best of their ability.

“These two guys that are sitting up here, they’re not defined by one game,” he explained. “These guys played great for us all year. They were great competitors, they were great leaders on this team and they contributed tremendously to the success of this team. And we would not be here without them.”

“And both of them take responsibility for the loss, but both of them contributed in a lot of ways, in a positive way, to giving us a chance to win and a chance to be here to have an opportunity to win,” Saban continued. “So, I just wanna thank them for that and let everybody know how proud I am of these two guys.”


Twitter applauded the coach for his kind words at a time when the players clearly needed them the most:


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