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Nick Saban Loses His Mind After 1 Second Is Added Back To Clock In First Half

Nick Saban lost his mind at the end of the first half at the Iron Bowl.

Another Iron Bowl, another wild situation involving one second on the clock at the end of a half. This time, again, it worked out well for the Auburn Tigers.

With nine seconds to play in the half and Alabama leading 31-24, Auburn quarterback Bo Nix found JaTarvious Whitlow for a 17-yard gain down to the Crimson Tide's 34-yard-line. The clock seemingly ran out by the end of the play.

But the officials reviewed how much time should be left on the clock, which allowed Auburn to set up its field goal unit. They ruled that one second remained, and right after the referee placed the ball, the Tigers kicked. Anders Carlson nailed the 52-yard field goal.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban lost his mind. He threw a temper tantrum at the officials for essentially giving Auburn a fourth timeout in the half.

Saban is actually pretty justified here. If the play hadn't been reviewed, the clock would have run out - even if there had been one second left. Auburn would not have been ready to kick a field goal.

Surprisingly, the Iron Bowl has been a shootout so far. Mac Jones has played well in place of Tua Tagovailoa, though he did throw a pick-six early.

The second half is about the get underway.