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Nick Saban Reveals What He Thinks About Before A Big Game

alabama head coach nick saban at the sec championship game

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 35-28 in the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama football head coach Nick Saban has coached in a big game or two (or 100) over the course of his career.

The Crimson Tide's head coach is set to coach in another one today.

Alabama is set to play Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff semifinals. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.

What goes through Saban's mind before a big game?

Alabama's head coach opened up about that while speaking to ESPN.

"Most of the time I spend a lot of time thinking about, some people would say worrying about, what can go wrong?" Saban said on College GameDay.

"You’re always thinking about, did we cover this? Did we do that? I’ve seen laying in bed at night, plays on the ceiling that if they run this play and we’re in this call, we’re going to give up a big play. They might not even run that play. It's the defensive part of who you are. You're always thinking about what can happen and what can go wrong."

Alabama certainly has a big challenge ahead of itself in Oklahoma this evening, but the Crimson Tide enter the contest as a sizable favorite.

Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.