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Alabama's Nick Saban Got Emotional While Talking About Kirby Smart Today

Nick Saban wasn't having it earlier this week when reporters asked him about the reported move of his defensive coordinator, Kirby Smart, who is headed to Georgia at the end of the season. The Alabama coach became irritated after multiple questions, telling the media to ask the Coke bottle resting beside him instead. 

The 64-year-old coach's tone has changed. 

At an SEC Championship Game press conference this afternoon, Saban became emotional while talking about his longtime coordinator. 

">December 4, 2015

">December 4, 2015

Clearly, Smart means a ton to Saban. The two have been together at Alabama since 2007, consistently building one of the country's top defenses. 

It's nice to see Saban's emotional side, too.