UPDATED AP: Nick Saban’s plan to bring No. 24 Alabama back to prominance looks way ahead of schedule. As for No. 9 Clemson, another big game ended with the Tigers on the losing end.
Alabama coach Nick Saban reacts after a first quarter Leigh Tiffin field goal against Clemson during their football game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008. At right is Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson (14). (AP Photo/Dave Martin)