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When Nick Saban talks about how to prepare for the national title game, take some notes because history has proven that he knows how to prepare for the big games.

Yesterday, Saban explained that getting quality practices in during bowl season is more important than quality practices during the season because you haven't played in a game in quite some time. Because of that, you don't have the luxury of playing a game a week to get used to game speed and game situations, which are very difficult to replicate on the practice field..

"The quality of practice is more important now than it is during the season because you haven't played in a long time."

"So finishing and practicing the right way, thudding runners, finishing blocks, finishing runs, not having got hit that many times, ball security...all those things are really important to be able to get done in practice because you don't have a game every week to get used to playing your way into what it takes to be competitive and to do all those things correctly in a game." Saban explained.

Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.