It’s recruiting season, which means it’s the one time of year when we get to relish self-serious millionaire coaches embarrassing themselves in order to scoop up the next crop of talented freshman. Take it away, Nick Saban!
Alabama, it will not surprise you if you know Nick Saban’s near-sociopathic attention to detail, had been practicing precisely that onside kick every week since August. But it wasn’t until long film study had identified a potential weakness in Clemson’s kick return coverage, and firsthand observation confirmed its…
Nick Saban is on a nice little streak of press conference hijinks. He followed up last month’s cussin’ and marriage advisin’ by getting fed up with questions about his defensive coordinator possibly becoming the new head coach at Georgia, and then kindly instructed the media to talk to his soda bottle instead.
Alabama is playing FCS school Charleston Southern this week, a cupcake opponent that would be very easy for the Crimson Tide to look past. Well, some of those turkeys in the media might be overlooking Charleston, but Nick Saban sure as hell isn’t.
The following is excerpted from the new book Saban: The Making of a Coach, by Monte Burke.http://www.amazon.com/Saban-Making-C...
Alabama lost to Ohio State 42-35 in the Sugar Bowl, and at SEC Media Days yesterday Nick Saban advanced a bizarre theory to explain that loss. He says that team chemistry was harmed by players learning about their NFL Draft grade in the days leading up to the game, and that somehow hurt preparation. Via AL.com:
Alabama head coach Nick Saban refused to apologize for signing defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor, saying the player's "still a good person" despite facing charges in two separate domestic violence cases in two different states.
After a second domestic violence arrest in as many years, Alabama DT Jonathan Taylor has been kicked off the team, the school announced Sunday. Taylor was arrested on two domestic violence charges Saturday.
Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested on charges of domestic violence third-degree assault and domestic violence third-degree criminal mischief Saturday night.
Ohio State and Urban Meyer exorcised some demons tonight.
It is very good to be a successful football coach at a school where people care too much about that sort of thing. According to a report from AL.com, Nick Saban sold his Tuscaloosa home to a Bama booster club, and still lives there while the boosters pay the property taxes.
Immediately after Ole Miss upset Alabama, officers escorted loser Nick Saban off the field to get him back to his lair. One jubilant Rebels fan ran too close to Saban. He was dealt with.
We've enjoyed Jimmy Kimmel's gimmick of having various celebrities and athletes read mean tweets about themselves, and the good times have continued today when College GameDay borrowed the idea. Hey, college football coaches aren't humorless tight-asses all the time!
Nick Saban is perhaps the Platonic ideal of the kind of dad that strikes fear into the heart of any boy foolish enough to attempt dating his daughter, especially because he could likely get away with murder in the state of Alabama. And yet, West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett, who is playing Alabama this…
Even on a day completely bereft of sports, I can't really think of anything that would have me less enthused than SEC Media Days. So I really feel this dude who can be heard snoring (Or just breathing really heavily? I sincerely hope not.) while Nick Saban drones on about whatever the fuck.
The fuss about Daniel Murphy missing two games to be there for the birth of his son seemed like a total nontroversy—the Mets were OK with it, and their fans were OK with it. (Seriously. It's two games. And Daniel Murphy. And the 2014 Mets.) The only people upset were New York radio hosts. But the debate on taking…