Found January 31, 2013 on Throw The Flag:
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Yesterday, James Franklin of Vanderbilt University, called Nick Saban “Nicky Satan and that he would outwork him. Today, the head coach of the Vandy Commodores had this to say: “(I was) really talking about the work ethic that he has a reputation for and that we’re going to outwork them,” Franklin said. “I made a joke, and in today’s society with all the media and social media and people with tape recorders and things like that, it doesn’t come off that way. I know people have tremendous pride in Alabama, and their fans are fanatical. So I understand. But it was a joke, and I didn’t mean to offend anybody.” The feud that could have been between this SEC feud would have been epic. Now the Satan/Saban relationship will only live on in our hearts and memories. Of course, if Vandy should play the Alabama Crimson Tide, expect up see this on the bulletin boards.
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