Will Blackwell, LSU guard, interviewed at Senior Bowl:"I haven't talked to (LSU) Coach (Les) Miles," he said. "I haven't spoken with him. I'd be interested to see what he had to say but I haven't had any contact with him recently. I've kind of tried to stay away and keep my mind off of it. I've been at home in West Monroe and not in Baton Rouge. It has been tough to get a hold of him. I'm finished. He doesn't need me anymore."
Nick Saban at the Senior Bowl
Saban sought out Upshaw after practice. Upshaw stopped short of hugging Saban because he was drenched in sweat and he told Saban he didn't want to mess up his nice suit. Saban smiled and asked his former star linebacker if he had a good practice. Upshaw responded, "Yes, sir." Then he asked, "Do I look slim?" Upshaw said he wants to get down to 265 pounds, but he's not there yet. Saban smiled and said, "Yeah." Upshaw said, "I know I look slim, and it feels good, too."
Honestly, as much as I hear about how Les Miles is the "player's coach" while Nick Saban is the cold-hearted coach who only cares about winning...hopefully little stories like this can get rid of that image. Anyway, sure am glad we got Nick Saban as our head coach...