Alabama football coach Nick Saban

Alabama has been penalized 17 times for 176 yards over wins against Miami and Mercer, and said when players are emotional they make poor decisions. "It's ridiculous. We've got to get it fixed," he said. [PHOTO COURTESY ALABAMA ATHLETICS]

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama football coach Nick Saban was answering a postgame question about wide receiver JoJo Earle’s contributions before he decided to take an unprompted detour.

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