Found October 26, 2013 on
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Tweet A day after head football coach Nick Saban criticized fans at Alabama Crimson Tide games for leaving early, the university has suspended block seating of 20 student organizations for their game against Tennessee. Block seating had been reserved for fraternities and other student groups, but will be open for any student to sit anywhere in the student section they want this Saturday. Alabama’s guidelines for the reserved block seating lists “excessive tardiness or early departure from the stadium” as “unacceptable behavior,” according to the Birmingham News. Second offenses call for a ban of the offending organization, while a third offense leads to a ban of that organization being able to sit together at games. Saban was highly critical of students leaving before the game was over, despite Alabama regularly blowing teams out at home. “My sense of it is, I always say the fans are a part of the team,” Saban said, according to the Anniston Star. “Everybody else should have the same sort of commitment. You don’t have to do the work all week, you don’t have to practice, you don’t have to come in at 7 in the morning and leave at 11 at night, you don’t have to do any of that stuff. “All you have to do is come to the game, drink beer, do whatever you want, party in the parking lot. I’ve never been at a tailgate in my life. All I’m asking is that you just come and have fun and stay for the whole game.” Alabama has outscored opponents at home 186-23, including a 52-0 dismantling of Arkansas last Saturday. The Crimson Tide won’t play another ranked team at home until November 9, when they face SEC rival #13 LSU. It’s understandable for Saban to want fans to offer their support for an entire game, but maybe Alabama should lighten up a bit. Typically blowouts lose their appeal after a couple of quarters. It’s hard for intoxicated college students to sit around through a lopsided game on a Saturday afternoon. -ALR
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Earlier this week Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban expressed his dissatisfaction with the student body for leaving games early. His obvious displeasure has helped fuel speculation that he might be thinking of jumping ship and headed to Texas next season (it doesn't help that his wife was busted looking at houses there; no one vacations in Austin Mrs. Saban).
The university has...
The problem with beating the pants off of just about everyone you play is that fans are bound to leave early when the score gets ugly.
And that's no different at Alabama, where swaths of fans -- particularly students -- have ditched their seats in favor of more fun elsewhere before the final whistle of multiple home games at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Here are just a couple examples...
If you are going to try and troll Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide, you better make sure you at least present your case in a grammatically correct format.
Hint: extra emphasis on "you are."
Seen here is an attempt by a Tennessee lumber store (Witt Lumber) to send a message to Saban and the Tide ahead of Saturday's game against the Volunteers.
Alabama has had a serious attendance problem all season as students have been leaving the games extremely early, and earlier this head coach Nick Saban sent a clear message to the students: come and stay for the whole game, or don’t come at all, because plenty of people are willing to buy those seats and fully support the team.
One Alabama student brought a rather interesting sign...
One Alabama fan made a sign saying "We're still here" to let Nick Saban know that he stuck around until the end of the Tennessee game.
First the University of Alabama responded to Nick Saban's complaints over fan attendance. Now the students have answered. They'll stay if Saban never leaves.
Tennessee is coming off an upset win over South Carolina last weekend and its fans are getting a little cocky. One lumber store in Knoxville got so carried away that they supposedly put up this message on the marquee outside the store to warn Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide that they were next up to […]
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When Nick Saban urged Alabama fans to stop leaving games before their conclusion earlier this week, he was not messing around. The university really wants students to start filling the stands from the first quarter through the fourth. The student organizations who have not been doing that recently had their block seating privileges suspended. According […]
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Sweet home Alabama, where the skies are so blue and students at the University of Alabama are leaving before the Crimson Tide finishes the football game.
While the team has been putting on a clinic of pain against their opponents on Saturday, the students are taking it as a means to exit the stadium before the final tick of the clock.
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