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Video: Nick Saban shares a story of a timeless lesson from his first major coaching decision

Before becoming arguably the greatest college football coach to ever walk the sidelines, Nick Saban was a sophomore quarterback at Monongah HS (WV) trying to get his team a playoff spot.

It sounds kind of crazy, but that's actually when Nick Saban's first major coaching decision happened, and he took some time to tell that story via E:60's Tell Me a Story segment.

Hear Saban share the story, and the timeless lesson his high school coach taught him during a pivotal moment in a game, that turned out to be a critical moment of his life.

"Think players. Not plays." It's a lesson that's as classic as it gets.