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Joe Boozell | NCAA.com | October 31, 2016

WATCH: Alabama players sing "Happy Birthday" to Saban

Happy birthday to Alabama coach Nick Saban. The Crimson Tide head man turned 65 on Monday, and his team celebrated with him in style by singing him a classic tune before a team meeting. Check it out:

Is that a smile? A soft smile, perhaps? We’ll take it. Life is good for Saban on his birthday – the Crimson Tide are the No. 1 team in the country. At the end of the day, the Bama head coach is a simple man judging by the lone birthday gift he received:

Happy 65th, coach.

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Alabama vs. Duke: All-time series history, scores, notable games

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