Obama calls Nick Saban … again

Alabama's Nick Saban after the 32-28 win over Georgia. (Copyright photo by Gary Cosby Jr. of The Decatur Daily)

Alabama’s Nick Saban after the 32-28 win over Georgia. (Copyright photo by Gary Cosby Jr. of The Decatur Daily)

Alabama coach Nick Saban and President Barack Obama should be old friends by now. The president called Saban after Alabama’s 42-14 win in the BCS National Championship Game.

Saban has gotten three of these calls now from Obama. In addition, his 2009 and 2011 national title teams visited Obama in Washington, D.C.

Here’s The Associated Press story:

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is congratulating University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban on another BCS championship, joking that “he and the Crimson Tide are beginning to make this a habit.”

Alabama won its third championship during Obama’s presidency on Monday night, defeating Notre Dame 42-14 in Miami.

Obama called Saban on Thursday afternoon and noted that it was the third time he’d made the congratulatory call to the coach.

The White House says Obama commended Saban “on the incredible organization he has built” and said he looks forward to congratulating the team in person at the White House.

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