Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 5/17/13

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 02: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs off the field after their 31-6 win over the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 2, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban responded Thursday to comments made by his former assistant coach and current Florida Gators assistant coach Tim Davis. Davis earlier in the week, called Saban “the devil himself,” during an event with Florida boosters. It’s the second time in less than six months that an SEC coach has called Saban Satan. Four months ago Vanderbilt head coach Vanderbilt coach James Franklin referred to Saban as “Nicky Satan” during a high school sports banquet. Saban himself is not pleased whatsoever, and called it “terribly disappointing,” according to AL.com. “It really is a little terribly disappointing,” he said Thursday in response to comments made by Florida offensive line coach Tim Davis. Saban expressed his feelings to the media before a Crimson Caravan stop at Turner Field. “I try to do right by the people that work for me,” he said. “It’s a tough, demanding job. And at the same time, if anybody had an issue or problem with me, I would want them to just tell me.” Saban was asked if one situation was different from the other in regards to the insult. “Twice. On two occasions,” Saban said. “It’s just disappointing. If somebody has a problem with me, I’d appreciate it if they’d tell me. If I’m doing something to offend somebody, I’d certainly like to do whatever I have to do to fix it. It’s not our intention. It’s not what we try to do. “We’re in a tough business. It’s very competitive. Sometimes you’ve got to demand that people do things that maybe they don’t want to do, but it’s not personal.” It gets lonely at the top Nick. Saban and his Crimson Tide will just take all the insults out on somebody else I guess.
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