Saban makes statement on game cancellation

LSU head football coach Nick Saban has issued a statement regarding the decision of the Southeastern Conference to postpone games scheduled for this weekend. The SEC had originally decided on Wednesday to go ahead with the games, but commissioner Roy Kramer, unversity presidents and athletics directors conferenced on Thursday and changed their minds.

"I understand the circumstances and I understand the impact of what's happened to our country and to the people that are involved with this. I certainly respect the decision that we've made and I'm very supportive of it.

"What we've tried to do here this week is help our players to focus so that if we did play, that we were going to be able to play well. Now that's not a possibility so we have to look ahead and focus on what we need to do later on.

"There are more important things for all of us to think about right now and that's the well-being of our country and all of the people that have been affected by this tragedy. We have a couple of days to reflect on that. We didn't have that opportunity to do that before, now we do.

"There are more important things than a football game and this is one of those situations right now." 

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