Here is an article by Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Times Daily.com on how Coach Saban is utilizing speakers this year.
Alabama football coach Nick Saban has children, so he has seen this too often.
He tried to advise them about life, but it takes a Little League coach or someone else to deliver the same message to get the point across.
Players on his football team are no different. That's why he brings in a string of guest speakers during training camp to reinforce what he's tells them.
The speakers talk about life and use football as a backdrop. Topics include drugs, alcohol, agents, gambling, staying out of fights and how to treat women.
"We're really always trying to educate our players on the consequences of good and bad behavior," Saban said.
Former NFL player, coach and current analyst Herman Edwards and former NFL player Ray Lewis were two of the latest speakers.
Saban liked their message of working hard so not to regret anything later in life, and to take advantage of your gifts.
Players were particularly intrigued by Lewis, a Super Bowl MVP. Linebacker C.J. Mosley said he was thrilled to meet one of his idols growing up, so he listened intently.
"It was a pretty nice thing to learn from (him)," defensive lineman Ed Stinson said. "He told us what he had been through, what was driving him to be great. It was a good point he made. I hope some of us learned from it."
Here is another example of how Coach Saban uses speakers (must read) to get message across: