Nick Saban was hired to be Alabama’s football coach in 2007. Since 2008, the program has won at least 10 games each year and captured six National Championships.
For most fan bases, that would be enough.
But not Alabama.
This week, Saban hosted his weekly radio show when he was confronted by an interesting question regarding Alabama’s slim margin of victory in last Saturday’s victory over Arkansas.
That’s when Saban snapped.
This might be the greatest Nick Saban rant of all-time:
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 25, 2021
“When I came here, everyone was happy to win a game,” Saban said. “Now we’re not happy to win a game. We’re not happy to win at all. We think we should win games by whatever … and I don’t think that’s fair for the players. … to get criticized for what they work hard for to do so that you can be entertained … and they’re not perfect. They’re just college students.
“Give me a break. This is not professional football. These guys aren’t getting paid to play here. They’re representing you all. You should be proud and happy to support them and appreciate what they do and have some gratitude.
“And you know what else? Nobody wants to win worse than they do. Not me, not you, I don’t care what kind of fan you are. Nobody wants to win more than the players that play. Nobody. So for all you self-absorbed folks out there that can’t look past your own self to appreciate what other people are doing.”
That’s one way to celebrate divorcing Johnny Manziel. https://t.co/jQ28nDRqn1
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 24, 2021
Saban, when he goes on one of his unfiltered takes, is an incredible listen. Whether he is discussing the Henry Ruggs situation or why the college game is superior to the pro one – his stuff is always a must-hear event.
This was no exception.