NS: That happens a lot.
But have you learned to enjoy your job more throughout your career?
NS: I enjoy the games. It's getting to the game that is difficult for me: What might [the opposing team] do? What aren't we prepared for? Have we gone through everything we need to with the players? That's the part that gets me. When the game comes, I'm fine.
Offensive player from last season's team you miss the most: Julio Jones, Greg McElroy or Mark Ingram?
NS: They're all great players, but I think Julio Jones—only because we didn't have that kind of big, explosive receiver as a replacement. Trent [Richardson] is a really good player, so he kind of fits in and does what Mark did.
At what point does the SEC say we have enough teams?
NS: We have good people to make those decisions, and they made the decision that Texas A&M would be good for the league. I'm worried about coaching our team. But if we add one team, we should probably add another so we get some kind of balance of seven-team divisions.
Are you concerned about expanding too much and watering down the natural rivalries?
NS: At Alabama, people look forward to Florida, Georgia and Tennessee—even though they're in the other division. We keep our natural rivalries, and we continue to [schedule according to] people's expectations. The more you dilute the league, some of that has to diminish to some degree. I'm hopeful we can keep the integrity of what we've had.
How do you rate your acting skills in The Blind Side, and what's your next film project?