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Nick Saban Responds to Plaxico Burress' Remarks

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Last week during SEC Media Days, Nick Saban said things that ruffled some feathers.

The Alabama coach talked about his players focusing on the draft and things of that nature. That prompted former NFL receiver Plaxico Burress to open up an old wound about Saban leaving for LSU. At the time of what would be Burress' last season at Michigan State, Saban allegedly told players he was passing up on the LSU job. 

Yes, Burress still remembers like it was yesterday.

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Of course Saban isn't one to let comments such as these slide. During his appearance on SportsCenter, the Alabama head coach had to set the record straight.

"Plaxico Burress was a great player for us. He was a fantastic player. He had a great career. He made the right decision to go out for the draft. He was a first-round draft pick. He had a great career as a pro player. I'm proud of what Plaxico Burress has been able to accomplish."

He went on to say Burress must've gotten it wrong in regards to the conversation and timing of his departure. 

"I've never knowingly told a player any information that I get, I get from someone else. And I can't even remember the conversation. I actually left Michigan State right after the Penn State game. I didn't stay for the bowl game when I went to LSU, and that was Plax's senior year. We're proud of what he's been able to do and we're happy to see him have as much success as he's had."