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Miracle Alabama comeback delivers Nick Saban a win he'll 'always remember'

AUBURN, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban noted in the wake of the Tide’s stunning comeback win at Auburn that epic editions of the Iron Bowl typically are bestowed with a nickname.

Should the 2021 version, an improbable four-overtime Alabama win, be known as the Saban Smiles game? It’s not as catchy as the Kick Six (2013) or the Pick Six (2019), but it may be the best way to note the surreal nature of this most unusual Alabama win.

Relentlessly stoic and noted curmudgeon Nick Saban gushed like a preacher on Easter about No.