Nick Saban's face turned red. His voice grew loud, into a bullying yell:
"I made a statement,'' he said. "DON'T ASK ME ABOUT THAT AGAIN.''
Saban took a non-story that nobody on earth was ever going to care about, especially during Texas A&M week -- something about a Yahoo! Sports report on a former player getting impermissible benefits and blah, blah, blah -- and turned it into another moment of Saban being Saban, a YouTube moment people could talk about.
It's always kind of funny when you're sitting there watching a grown man throw a tantrum like a 2-year-old who is being forced to take a nap.
Whatever, Saban wanted to talk about the game, this Saturday's game against Texas A&M. That's what people want. In fact, I can't wait to get to College Station to watch.
But we've seen some big investigative sports reports the past few days. Sports Illustrated is doing a five-part series on how Oklahoma State used sex, drugs and some player payments from boosters to build itself ...