Boy, that guy Saban takes this whole bully pulpit thing literally
September 6, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
What Nick Saban wants is help coaching his football team, and he wants that help from the media. Hey, that's what he said Wednesday, when he lectured the media about being too nice to his football team. Which is ironic, seeing how Nick Saban has never -- far as I can tell -- been accused of being too nice to anyone. How would he know what "too nice" looks like?
And why would a man get so angry about a series of compliments, anyway? There's no answer for that, no answer other than, "Well, when the man is Nick Saban ..."
And then it starts to make sense.
Nick Saban is a man with no sense of time or place, or even reality. He's the guy who famously turned down an invitation to dine with President Bush in July 2006 because he wanted to focus on training camp with the Miami Dolphins. The dinner would have been in Miami, by the way. Saban didn't have to fly to Washington. Just drive to Joe's Stone Crabs. But, no. He was in training camp.
That's the man we're talking about, so it's no big shock that this is the man we're talking about -- this man who walked into the media room after Alabama's football practice Wednesday and tore into the reporters for being too nice to Alabama.