Charles Barkley is one of the greatest athletes to ever come out of Auburn. He was a pretty instrumental piece in their basketball team’s success during the 1980s and is still a very big supporter of the Tigers.
However, he also recognizes greatness when he sees it and Alabama head football coach is the epitome of greatness. In a recent interview with Rick Karle of WRBC, Barkley praises Saban by calling him the “greatest football coach ever,” but then turned around and said he wanted to get him stuck in Cuba at Guantanamo Bay, site of some of the world’s most dangerous criminals.
That was certainly an odd interview, but Charles Barkley has always been an odd guy, so it kind of works out. I don’t think too many Auburn fans would be happy about him calling Saban a great coach, but they probably agree with his latter statement.
However, you can’t disagree with Barkley when he says that Auburn has been the “little brother” to Alabama for some time. Since Saban came to Tuscaloosa, the Crimson Tide is 6-3 over Auburn in the Iron Bowl.
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