Saban to Fans: Stay the Whole Game
Apparently winning gets pretty boring after awhile. Alabama has been having a problem with student attendance, and it appears, general attendance:
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — It's hard to miss the large gaps of empty seats after halftime of recent Alabama football games.
Though players and coaches say they don't notice the size or noise, coach Nick Saban is joining the list of university leaders who say it needs to improve.
"I've talked about players playing for 60 minutes in the game and competing for 60 minutes in the game," Saban said. "And, in some kind of way, everybody that chooses to go to the game should stay there and support the team for the game."
Alabama fans called out by their own coach, wow. MAYBE THIS IS WHY MRS. SABAN WAS CAUGHT HOUSE-SHOPPING IN AUSTIN, TEXAS OF ALL PLACES. Saban's solution for fans who want to leave at halftime is to give their tickets to someone who will stay.
Better step it up, Tide fans. Nick Saban has officially placed you on notice. (Also: I can't believe the super competitive, clear-cut best conference in all of college football can't provide Alabama with enough compelling games to keep their fans in their seats.)