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Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by wonkintraining, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. USA Today quote about Saban today:

    "He's his own worst enemy. All he had to say was, 'Any questions about the Alabama job are inappropriate and unfair to my team.' But when you flat-out get belligerent with the media and lie to their faces, that makes you a bad guy. The media has a hammer. He'll find that out over the next several months.

    "Nick is a hard-ass. He has zero respect for the media. So he had no problem lying to them."

    I'm not that familiar with Saban's programs, though I know the reputation.

    Does he really hate us this much?
  2. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

  3. OK ... how does that come through? I guess I'd like to hear some tales and anecdotes of Saban's ... Saban-ness, for lack of a better word.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Did you hear the stories about what he did when he got to Miami?

    Assistant coaches aren't allowed to talk to the media. If you're covering football, that's huge.

    He also got rid of the media workroom and media parking. Why would you do that upon arrival if it's anything other than a complete fuck you to the media?

    The Alabama media would line up to give Saban Blumpkins if he asked...
  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    That's pretty amazing.

    Head coaches refusing to allow assistants to talk to the media is nothing new. That's the Bill Parcells school of coaching.

    But getting rid of media parking and the media workroom? That's just being a prick for the sake of being a prick.
  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Very, very limited contact with Saban. But I will say he was one of the few coaches to be completely out of sorts in press conference after a big win I've ever met.
  7. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    He sort of looks like Huey Lewis, so maybe it was his breakup with the News that led to his acrimony towards the media.
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Trouble in Paradise, anyone?
  9. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Apparently, he doesn't believe in love. [/ducking]
  10. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    If he closes the workroom and parking for the media, he'll be walking on a thin line
  11. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Prediction: Saban cuts off media bathroom access by spring ball.

    Oh, for a complementary windbreaker...


  12. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    After all of this attention, all he probably wants is a couple days off
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