Every Monday during the season, Sam McKewon breaks down NU football news. Here's his roundup after the second week of practice.
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LINCOLN - Bo Pelini doesn't have much of a presence in last week's Sports Illustrated college football preview. But if you read the main story about Alabama coach Nick Saban and his plan for success, you saw echoes of the Husker head coach.
Andy Staples wrote about the "The Sabanization of College Football," and how coaches like Florida State's Jimbo Fisher and Florida's Will Muschamp want the "blueprint," as Muschamp puts it, to winning national titles as easily as Saban has.
Saban calls his formula "The Process." Sound familiar?
Staples writes: "Saban's holistic Process is less susceptible to gimmicks and schematic ingenuity. Saban finds the most talented players with the best mental makeup; trains their mind, body and soul; and then unleashes them."
In 2006 and 2007, Alabama finished a combined 13-13.