Nick Saban is a torn man. On the one hand is the University of Alabama, his employer. On the other is Notre Dame, his team by way of faith. The sixth-year head coach of the Crimson Tide grew up as a Catholic in West Virginia. Following Touchdown Jesus and the Golden Domers was something of a necessity. “I always watched Notre Dame, and everybody in my family was interested in what Notre Dame did,” Saban said. Saban, 61, took a walk down memory lane Tuesday night as he recalled the careers of Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant and Notre Dame coach Ara Paseghian. The two are legends at arguably the two most legendary college football programs in the country. And now that the Crimson Tide are poised to face the Fighting Irish on Jan. 7 in Miami, Saban has been drawn into the middle of the two men.