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Alabama Fans Stay Up All Night to Get New Nick Sabans

The product release has prompted long waits at some retailers

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

BIRMINGHAM (TSK) -- Alabama fans across the nation camped out beside retail stores overnight Thursday and into Friday morning to try to make sure they were able to get their hands on the latest product: The new Nick Saban 6.

At 5.5 inches, the new model is the tallest Nick Saban ever made. That is expected to drive record demand for the product, with some observers believing more Alabama fans will line up for a new Nick Saban than attended the 2007 spring game.

The device also comes with a pre-installed copy of Alabama's latest operating system, iNS 8. The new software is the latest effort at combating the HUNH virus, which causes the normally reliable device to go haywire when confronted with unexpected situations. Programmers are also confident that they have removed the KBK virus, which causes the device to call for a hopeless field goal at the end of a tie game.

The new Nick Saban is expected to be available at 8 a.m. ET, but retailers are warning that customers might have to wait an additional second at some locations.

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn was not expected to purchase the product.

"Why should I buy a Nick Saban?" Malzahn asked. "I already own one."

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