Nick Saban Explains His Anger on the Sideline

Nick Saban is a pretty calm guy or at least that what he says.

Why is it that when the cameras are on him, he always appears infuriated? On Thursday night at his weekly radio appearance, Saban took the time to explain.

What gets Saban so angry is when his team makes mental mistakes, according to reports from’s Michael Casagrande.

“Mental errors are something that are very difficult to tolerate,” Saban said “And when we have a plan to do something and we worked it, ripped it, prepared it and then we have a lack of focus in terms of how we execute it, that just really can’t be tolerated in the organization.”

There are a lot of  moments that could pass as example of Saban giving one of his players a lesson on their mental mistake but none more unforgettable that in 2010 when he spanked quarterback AJ McCarron for forcing a pass into coverage, a clear mental error.

“I say that all the time. You have a right to fail,” Saban said. “If you don’t want to be a good player, that’s OK. But you don’t have a right to go in the game and fail for these other guys who are trying to do it right. And if a coach is doing that, I tell him the same thing.”

Saban’s Crimson Tide will look to play mistake-free football this Saturday against Ole Miss when they try to avenge last year’s loss. If Alabama makes too many mental errors against the Rebels, at least we’ll know why Saban is so mad.

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