October 25, 2013
HURT: Want UA fans to stay? Play nonconference power teams
Nick Saban certainly has a right to ask for an attentive fan base, if only because, as he noted on Wednesday, people play attention to empty seats - players and prospects. "Atmosphere," as Saban notes, is a strong selling point, whether it is 95,000 people at an A-Day or a full house of fanatics waiting until the opponent, even a hapless one, is subdued.
Sometimes, opponents are subdued shortly after halftime, sometimes earlier.
That doesn't mean interesting things can't happen.
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