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Watch: Alabama football super fan meets Nick Saban

John David Mercer - USA Today Sports

An Alabama football super fan found himself Thursday in the best situation.

Roll Tide Willie has gone from social media star to meeting Nick Saban for the first time.

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Saban was at a charity event and Willie joined him to say “don’t give nothing but the Tide.” He did not deliver his entire slogan, yet Saban understood what he meant. The 72-year-old spoke to media pundits and attendees at the event about how people will not always remember what you did, but they will remember how you made them feel.

Saban also took a moment to acknowledge how Willie made him and the Crimson Tide’s program feel. The seven-time national champion said he appreciates Willie more than he knows. 

“This guy has made me feel good for years,” Saban said about Willie.

Roll Tide Willie accomplished a goal in getting a compliment from Saban.

He was involved at Alabama’s spring practice, helped the Tide get five-star Ryan Williams to recommit and sign to Alabama, and continues to use his platform to assist the Crimson Tide in recruiting.

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Stephen M. Smith is the senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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