Alabama coach Nick Saban unveiled another classic mid-week protest over uncertain journalists during his press conference Wednesday.
Defeating multiple Alabama writers covering the press conference and mentioning on social media that Saban was “short-fused,” the most viral clip of his media availability came from a seemingly innocent question about Jahil Billingsley. The reporter asked, what are the dire consequences – who missed time this season due to disciplinary issues – to increase his role in crime?
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After answering the reporter’s question, he showed some irritation in his follow-up:
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“I think – did any of you play? The coaches are supposed to play the best players, don’t they?” Soap said. “And then it depends on the players that they can play whatever they want. Because they become one of the best players. So that’s what they’re doing now.
“But I don’t know, maybe if you don’t play, it’s not something you’ve got quite. So to answer your question, he’s doing what he wants to do.”
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Such an explosion from soap is not heard, although there may be several reasons for its latest example. His team, though still at No. 1 in the country, had a narrow 31-29 win over No. 11 Florida, where his defense was unable to stop much of the guitar rush offense. Weeks ago, he joined his team which he described as a weak week of practice before FCS opponent Mercer.
Saban also lamented how his team failed to finish strong against Miami in Week 2 Matchup vs. The Bears. The Crimson Tide will face the South Misses two weeks earlier against the No. 13 ranked Ole Miss and No. 7 ranked Texas A&M ranked opponent.