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The Best of Nick Saban ‘Sabanisms’

The Crimson Tide coach has quite a way with words.

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Nick Saban is good at many things. One in particular is his adept skill at motivating his players through the media. In all honesty, Saban probably abhors talking to the media. It is time he could be using elsewhere. But since it is a part of the job, he make the best of them for his own use.

His best moments are when he goes on a rant and talks in a spontaneous manner. Many of his remarks have become meme and a part of Gump vernacular. Below are some of the highlights.

It’s One Game:

This gem came after the #24 Tide destroyed #9 Clemson 34-10 in 2008. Imagine if they had lost.

Sh*t Through a Tin Horn:

The press may be looking past Charleston Southern, but Saban isn’t.

Ask the Bottle:

Some poor reporter tries to get Saban to comment on then Tide DC Kirby Smart’s interviewing for another job.

Rat Poison:

After Alabama beat Texas A&M 27-19 in 2017, Saban made an assessment of how the media reports on the Crimson TIde.

It’s Never Okay To Lose a Game:

Enough said.

Saban Shuts Down Finebaum:

The Tennessee grad thinks he can get one over on Saban.


Watch the Ducks:

Rob Ezell has cemented his place in Alabama lore.


What is your favorite Sabanism?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    It’s One Game
    (23 votes)
  • 34%
    Sh*t Through a Tin Horn
    (215 votes)
  • 6%
    Ask the Bottle
    (38 votes)
  • 15%
    Rat Poison
    (97 votes)
  • 8%
    It’s Never Okay To Lose a Game
    (50 votes)
  • 12%
    Saban Shuts Down Finebaum
    (75 votes)
  • 19%
    Watch the Ducks
    (120 votes)
618 votes total Vote Now

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