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Video: Nick Saban On Johnny Manziel: "One Of The Greatest Competitors In All Of The Years That I've Coached"


Tonight, ahead of the BCS National Championship Game in Pasadena, Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel appeared on ESPN to preview the big showdown. Manziel talked about how Auburn would have to defend the newest Heisman winner, Jameis Winston, and Saban discussed a bit of everything -- the battle in the trenches, his relationship with Jimbo Fisher, and of course, how to attack Auburn. Both Manziel and Saban were naturals on camera.

What was pretty cool, in particular, was Nick Saban heaping high praise on Manziel, on two separate occasions -- he even went as far as calling Manziel one of the greatest competitors in his 40 years of coaching: