RECORDS & AWARDS
The Shadow of Nick Saban
January 9, 2013Richmond High School
His given name, if you must know, is Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, but his grandmother referred to him as "HaHa" when he was a child, and so the rest of us will forever do the same. There came a moment in the first half of last night's BCS title game when HaHa began making tackles for the Alabama defense, and the public-address announcer in Miami intoned that name twice in a row — "HaHa Clinton-Dix" — and the fans on the Notre Dame side of Sun Life Stadium sank deeper into their $2,000 seats and suppressed a series of paroxysmal titters, as if this, too, might be some twisted element of the elaborate joke being perpetrated upon them.