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Nick Saban to address ‘horns down’ penalty with team after tip from the media

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Despite a few clashes on occasion, Nick Saban gained a helpful tip from the media during his Wednesday press conference that may have potentially saved Alabama a 15-yard penalty.

During his conference, Saban was asked by a member of the local media if he had addressed the “horns down” hand gesture (the opposite of Texas’ hook’em horns gesture) being a penalty. Saban confused was not aware and thanked the media for the tip and said he would address it with the team later on.

“I have not addressed it with the team, but I appreciate you letting me know that,” Saban said. “So we got a lot of other things we need to really worry about, but I think that’s a good thing for me to go over with the team, so I appreciate that.”

The rule was implemented in 2019 that the gesture could be considered taunting if down towards a member of the Longhorns.

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