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Texas A&M Towels Hang in Alabama Football Locker Room


We’ve seen Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban use visual aides as motivation in the locker room in the past.  During summer workouts, and throughout the 2011 season, a simple picture hung in the locker room to memorialize Alabama’s collapse in the 2010 Iron Bowl to Auburn. One half of the picture showed Alabama’s triumphant start; a 24-0 lead that seemed insurmountable at the time. The second half of the pictures shows the final score of 28-27 Auburn, a joyful Cam Newton and Nick Fairley celebrating the win, and a simple message that read: “Never Again.”

Alabama used that to fuel their National Championship run in 2011, culminating with a dominant 42-14 beatdown of Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium in the Iron Bowl.

Now, Nick Saban is motivating his team by hanging Texas A&M towels in the locker room as the Crimson Tide are already preparing for their September 14th date in College Station with the Aggies as they look to avenge last season’s 29-24 loss at Bryant-Denny Stadium. This picture, via SB Nation, shows the towels hanging above each weight station in the locker room.

Also, if you look closely you can see the game that is playing on each TV; it’s Texas A&M’s Cotton Bowl victory over Oklahoma. Think Alabama is motivated for their date with the Aggies? Of course, Nick Saban will be preaching taking it one game at a time as they get ready for their season opener against Virginia Tech in the Georgia Dome, but there is no doubt that the Crimson Tide has their date with the Aggies circled on their collective calendars.

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  • MaryAngel Bowen Morgan

    Texas A&M Towels Hang in Alabama Football Locker Room
    Jul 16th, 2013 at 12:03 pm by John Mitchell

  • JohnnyHeisman

    Living in bammers head “rent free”! We’ve got a lot of those towels too! You’ll see them Sept. 14th when your head games implode.

    And, um, Cam Newton was playing in Carolina in 2011. Now I see why Saban suddenly became a genius! Doh!

    • BamaHammer

      Right Click and save this one, folks. You’ll want to call it up after the game.

      • JohnnyHeisman

        Sure thing. I’ll bring a few extra ones to the game and hand them out as Bammer McCryin towels after the game.

  • richard white

    you should be hoping ol” johnny dont just go home before you boys gotta pay up on that rent! what a brat that kid is. i hope your around on sept.15th and we can chat it up about them aggies.

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