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WATCH: Nick Saban winks, plays nice with reporters for ESPN cameras

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — News conferences with Alabama coach Nick Saban are typically short and sweet on Wednesdays.

This week, Saban doubled the time he normally talks to the media on Wednesday night. Saban was in a joking mood as ESPN cameras invaded the Naylor Stone Media Room in hopes of catching a testy moment between the coach and reporters.

There would be no such interactions as Saban played nice and gave long responses to nearly every question.

At one point, Saban did turn to his media relations rep and wink after given a reporter a little grief about how he pronounced “persona.”

Watch Saban’s full news conference below.