Nick Saban had some things he wanted to get off of his chest this week, following the Alabama Crimson Tide’s big win over the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens Saturday afternoon.
Saban went on an epic rant during his weekly press conference to blast the media for burying Alabama after a loss to Ole Miss one week ago.
Saban did not hold back and praised his team while chastising the media for counting his team out.
I said the same thing as when y’all buried us last week, aight, and all that,” Saban said. “It really doesn’t matter what you think. It doesn’t really matter what you say. And I’m hoping nobody on our team is playing for you. I hope they’re playing for each other and their team and what they want to accomplish and not what you think because that’s not certainly what I’m doing. I’m coach and working for our players and our team to be as good as it can be. And if that’s not pleasing to somebody else, it’s not pleasing to somebody else.
“I said before, I believe in our team. I do believe in our team and we’re going to work hard to make our team better. And I hope our players respond the right way.
“And it’s not going to be for you. The fans, yes. Because if it was up to you, we’re six-foot under already. We’re dead and buried and gone, gone.”
He paused briefly as the microphone was passed to another reporter. And he continued.
“So if that was the case, we’d have to get some respirators out or something down there to put life back in people,” Saban said.
Jeez, Nick. Tell us how you really feel.
Now that Alabama has some momentum coming off of the blowout victory, it will be interesting to see what comes next for the Crimson Tide.
Thanks to that win, they were able to keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive and it will now be up to the team to continue performing week in and week out to show they belong.
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