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Alabama fans beware. You should never, ever, EVER, ask Nick Saban why he doesn't do things like The Bear used to do them. That's because your ear might fall off listening to his lengthy response. Sadly, a 'Bama fan named Jason (from Prattville, appropriately enough) did this, asking why Saban never ran the wishbone. Saban's response was both lengthy and legendary.
"First of all, I don't know how to coach it," Saban began. "Secondly, I don't think in this day and age, the way football has developed to a much more wide-open game. ... It's amazing to me when you look in the newspaper and you look at the NFL stats of the best offenses and the best defenses, just maybe 20 years ago the team that could run the ball the best was usually the team that had the best chance of winning, and now you see the No. 1 offense and they have 3,000 yards passing and 300 rushing." Next question? No. Saban was just getting warmed up. "I mean, th...
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Worst. 34-0 win. EVER. Nick Saban didn’t use those exact words, but that was the flavor of Crimson Tide Head Coach’s post-game comments Saturday night after Alabama’s win over Vanderbilt at Bryant-Denny stadium.
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Nick Saban isn’t the first Alabama football coach to have a highly-ranked Crimson Tide play down to the level of Vanderbilt. In the first half Saturday night, Bama looked barely better than the second best team in Bryant-Denny Stadium, not the number two team in the nation.
The trademark of Alabama coach Nick Saban's two national championship teams, the first when he coached LSU in 2003 and the latter for the Crimson Tide in 2010, is having the stamina to wear out opponents in the fourth quarter.
Most people probably expected that Alabama coach Nick Saban would give his team quite the half-time tongue lashing when they led Vanderbilt 14-0 heading into intermission. Their had been missed tackles, broken coverage’s, missed blocks and overthrown passes. As it turns out, Saban didn’t have to say a whole lot.
Nick Saban expresses the contrarian approach to Alabama’s offensive philosophy:
“We’ve kind of gotten antiquated, and now we’re all of a sudden back. Everybody used to run the ball like we run it. Now people have a hard time stopping us, because they don’t play against teams that run the ball like we runs it. These used to be the basic plays that everybody ran.”
The quarterbacks for Alabama and Vanderbilt should be very careful.
The second-ranked Crimson Tide has had interception returns for touchdowns in each of the past two games going into Saturday's visit by the Commodores.
Vandy, meanwhile, leads the nation with 14 interceptions and has run three of them back for scores. It's helped James Franklin's first team get off...
HOMECOMING: Alabama played its 92nd Homecoming football game when the Crimson Tide hosted Vanderbilt at Bryant-Denny Stadium. With the victory, Alabama has compiled a 77-13-1 (.856) all-time homecoming record.ALABAMA HAS SECOND MOST WINS SINCE 2008: With the win over Vanderbilt, Alabama has won 42 games dating back to the start of the 2008 season, which is the second-most in the...