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Saban: Auburn loss 'devastating', but he could 'see it coming'


It was Alabama head coach Nick Saban's turn to make the rounds on the different ESPN platforms on Tuesday.

When asked about the way last season ended, Saban said, "Players lost respect for winning after beating LSU. When you do that, you lose respect for what it takes to win."

As far as the 2014 team, the big question is at quarterback.

"I think being a good leader, accurate, and having good judgment are the three critical factors for me for a quarterback. So whichever guy can do that best will be our quarterback," Saban said.

The hot topic on Tuesday was a statement made by Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby at Monday's Big 12 media day.

"Enforcement is broken. The infractions committee hasn't had a hearing in almost a year, and I think it's not an understatement to say cheating pays presently. If you seek to conspire to certainly bend the rules, you can do it successfully and probably not get caught in most occasions," Bowlsby said.

"The number one thing that blows up my future or any coaches future is if you violate NCAA rules. That's a big risk to be taking over winning a football game," Saban said in response.

Alabama opens the season on August 30 in Atlanta against West Virginia.

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