Nick Saban makes it clear what he expect from the fans tomorrow at the end of his weekly call-in show from September 22, 2011.
This is Nick Saban's opening statements from his first press conference upon assuming the head coaching job at the University of Alabama. It's time to forget what we've come to assume about Alabama football and go back and remember what the Crimson Tide is really about. Everything you need to know is in this ten minute video.
Alabama Coach Nick Saban's post-game press conference courtesy GoPSUSports.com
Coach Saban talks to ESPN about yesterday's tornado, the injuries to Carson Tinker and how people can help assist the recovery. "When you are a part of the team you are not just a part of the team on Saturday afternoon," he told a group of student volunteers this afternoon. "You gotta be a part of the the team when things are difficult and tough."
You might remember this video of the Nick Saban Show from November of 2008. It got a lot of attention at the time due to the fact coach dropped a S-bomb during his comments about the importance of fans supporting the team. But it's worth rewatching now because of Saban's comments prior to that. Barry Krauss (who remains the acme of all things awesome) asks Saban about how he savors a victory. Coach responds by talking about the paradox between enjoying a past accomplishment versus the need to keep preparing for future challenges. What is of particular interest is that he noted he does not wear his ring for the 2003 National Championship. He explained the item is irrelevant since knowing you have achieved the thing is what is important. And holding on too dearly to things like that can become a serious obstacle to getting even better. "What you did matters... but it doesn't. Because you are going to be judged on what you do next."
The CBS broadcast of Coach Saban and Terrence Cody's on field postgame interviews with replays of the final blocked field goal.
According to the AJC Recruiting Blog, "dual-threat" QB Blake Sims has receiver an offer from Alabama: "My family is trying to work out plans where we can go to Alabama on Saturday to meet with [Nick Saban] in person," Sims said. "It feels great that they wants me. Alabama is a great school, it’s close to home, and they almost made it to the national championship game last year." Michigan, West Virginia, and UGA are reportedly his top three at the moment.
Spencer Hall from EDSBS posted this interview. It is unbelievably awesome! I love the idea of someone having a Nick Saban oil painting over their mantel. Funny Stuff!