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John Hannah talks Tide, Saban

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Former Alabama legend John Hannah has a new book coming out called "Offensive Conduct: My Life on the Line." He stopped by the Alabama's 13 studios to talk about his new book.

Hannah says the book is about more than his career on the gridiron.

"It's enveloped in football but the common baseline of the story is the motivation which was basically to put on this face, this imposter face, so that people would like me, or respect me, or appreciate me, or be accepted, or whatever you want to call it," Hannah said. "(It) basically turned me into a different kind of person. What I should've done was play for the glory of God and letting my own being be myself and be who I am."

When it comes to his alma mater, Hannah is very happy with what he's seen from the Crimson Tide.

"I'm excited about this season," Hannah said. "I'm hoping that we'll have a great year but you never know until it gets on the stove."

"Hats off to Mr. Nick Saban," Hannah said. "I told him one time and I still believe he's the best recruiter I've ever seen in my lifetime. The kind of talent that just keeps coming back every year is just phenomenal. He's relentless. It's great. It's fun."

"People don't realize that football is 90% between the ears," Hannah said. "If those kids keep the right attitude and the right motivation, I don't see any reason why they can't be a three-peat."

Does Hannah ever head out to Bryant-Denny Stadium to watch Bama play?

"I told everybody I went one time and I get so frustrated with these know-it-all fans that never played anything but Pee Wee," Hannah said. "I can't go."

Hannah says he enjoys college football a lot more than the NFL because it's a lot more like the game he played.

And we all know Hannah loved the running game.

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