Posted July 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
Nick Saban says one option to address the Penn State tragedy might be a ticket tax on athletic events and giving the proceeds to child abuse funds. The Alabama coach didn't go into details of how a tax would be implemented, but said Thursday at the Southeastern Conference media days such a move to benefit victims would have a positive affect rather than punishing those who didn't have anything to do with the Jerry Sandusky case. Saban says the Sandusky child sex abuse case and Penn State fallout ''is a very, very criminal case that probably reflects poorly on a lot of folks.'' He says his feelings are too raw to express publicly, Saban says the focus should be on ''what do we need to do to make it better.''

Toddler can point out Nick Saban

Meet Charlie. He can’t walk yet. He crawls. He’s oh so young. But he already knows who Nick Saban is. His father asks, “Where’s coach?” Charlie crawls all the way to the laundry room to point out Saban’s picture.

Nick Saban’s Daughter Has a Response

FOTP artist’s rendering of said events Nick Saban’s daughter, or moreso, her attorney, has a response to the initial civil suit filed against her by her former sorority sister and alleged recipient to repeated punches to the head and face, Sarah Grimes.  As you can read below, Kristen Saban paints a different picture of the events that eventually led to Grimes ending up in...

Spurrier Delivers Low Blow towards Saban at SEC Media Days

Spurrier Delivers Low Blow towards Saban at SEC Media “It’s easier to win the national championship than the SEC (championship). Ask Nick Saban.” Ouch. Talk about a warning shot. He is obviously referring to the 2011 Crimson Tide who did not even make an appearance in last year’s SEC title game, and yet beat LSU in the rematch, handing the undefeated Tigers...

Saban's daughter denies fight suit

The daughter of University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban is denying claims in a lawsuit that she seriously injured a sorority sister during a fight. Kristen Saban filed her response Tuesday to a suit by Sarah Grimes, who claims the two got into a fight over a Facebook post after a night of drinking in August 2010. Kristen Saban's attorney last week filed a motion to...

Morning Playbook - The Dark Saban Rises

This man has ideas people. SEC media days wrapped up in Hoover, Alabama just in time for everybody to flock to their local movie theaters for the midnight release of the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. Alabama's Nick Saban has already risen to become the coaching icon the college football world needs at this time, according to Dennis Dodd from CBSSports...

Saban demands excellence ... or else

HOOVER, Ala. -- The successful are different. Sometimes those differences are tough to quantify, but occasionally, a very successful person lets the mask slip and reveals the secret. Nick Saban, entering his fifth season as the head coach at Alabama, did just that at SEC Media Days on Thursday. "High achievers don't like mediocre people," said Saban said in a matter...

Saban Favors Nine Game SEC Schedule

Alabama Coach Nick Saban said Thursday that he hopes for a nine-game Southeastern Conference schedule because the players deserve the opportunity to play against all other SEC schools during the course of their careers.

SEC Media Days Day 3: A Gathering of Gumps

The crowd at the Grand Opening of a Golden Corral or the crowd to see Nick Saban…or both [HT: Jason Kirk] Nick Saban showed up with an amazing tan and some sort of convoluted plan for Penn State that involved a streamlining of the tax code and some sort of gameday ticket surcharge.  I couldn’t hear him over all of the coos from the Alabama media. Optimistic Derek Dooley is...

Media barred while Alabama’s Nick Saban used restroom

Reporters were barred from using a hotel restroom while Alabama head football coach Nick Saban relieved himself during a break in the action at SEC Media Days. The Birmingham News reports that a short line formed outside the restroom while Saban was inside with University of Alabama athletic relations coordinator Cedric Burns. Two security officials reportedly blocked the line...

Wednesday State of The Union

This seemed appropriate for Steve Spurrier’s comments at SEC Media Days You will want to check out this Virginia Tech hype video [College Football Section] Some Alabama fans left a nice message for you at the beach [Busted Coverage] Gary Pinkel may not want to mention the whole Joe Paterno thing [SB Nation] Kristen Saban (Nick Saban’s daughter) has a response for you [Friends...

Barrett Jones says Nick Saban would be "best shoe shiner you've ever met."

To say that Alabama center Barrett Jones thinks highly of his coach, Nick Saban, would be an understatement. He even thinks that Saban would succeed at anything he did. That includes being a humble shoe shine boy. "Knowing Coach Saban the way I know him, I think he would succeed at anything he did, whether that was working at a gas station, whether he was a CEO...
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