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Nick Saban.....still a friend of local media

OSU_ALUM_05's picture
April 2, 2014 at 1:31pm

It sort of reminds me of the old SNL skit ...."Who's More Grizzled?"


Reporter: “Nick, you have what appears to be quality depth along the defensive line. Just wondering how you would access that group thus far.”

Saban: “Why would you… we lost two starters there, is that right? What does ‘appear’ mean? Does it mean you dreamed about it and it’s just there?”

Reporter: “It looks like on paper…”

Saban: “On paper? What it looks like on paper? We’ve never seen these guys play or seen them take on an SEC lineman or anything like that but it appears? I like that… ‘it appears.’ So that’s how we form public opinion because something ‘appears’ that way so we make it that way and then everybody believes it that way.


This is the transcript as posted on ... there's also a youtube video there:

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bigDbuck's picture

Gotta admit, that's pretty awesome.

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Nashville Buckeye's picture

As accurate as his statements may be, I think most people will agree with me when I say..."What a douche"

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Seattle Linga's picture

Still soured on the way the season ended especially that he demanded that 1 second was put on the clock and that came back to bite him, over and over and over again.

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bodast67's picture

Donny Doucherton...




     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

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sgehrich's picture

Nick, it appears on paper that you are a true jackass.

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

What a total dick. 

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

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BoFuquel's picture

All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. Always remember that when things are reported. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

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Hovenaut's picture

Nick, you have what appears to be a stick up your...


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luckynutz's picture

That doesnt strike me as being a douche...that strikes me as being honest. Some coaches are media friendly, and others are Nick Saban. Urban makes comments all the time about certain position groups being clown shows. Or not at ohio state levels. And we applaud it. Saban is brutally honest and hes labelled a douche? What is it that he said that was so wrong...the fact that he lost two starters. Or that the guys left are unproven? Or that public opinion is formed from arbitrary numbers? Or that being good on paper means nothing when bodies start colliding? The delivery may seem gruff...but hes being honest.

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InvertMyVeer's picture

I beg to differ, it's douchetastic. Saban ignores the actual question and instead chooses to just focus on the unimportant lead-up to the question. I can understand when a coach gets snappy when he's asked something dumb or something for the 1,000th time in a short time period but there was nothing wrong with what that reporter asked. At the very least after berating the reporter who was just trying to do his job Saban could have actually given an answer about his line. Dealing with the media is a big part of the job description, just because Saban is a good coach on the field doesn't mean he should get a pass on this type of crap.

Football is complicated...

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

That reminds me of the Goodfellas scene where Pesci is saying "Im funny? Funny how? Like a clown, I amuse you?"

Saban is a real grade A shrimp turd.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Still have no idea why they cater to him 24/7

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Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

Saban is more powerful and has a higher approval rating in the state of Alabammer then the great Obama himself. This statement is also true when Saban is compared against any living human being. When compared against mythical creatures he comes in a close second only to bigfoot.

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

Calgarybuck's picture

Colerain, you and I have a better approval rating than Obama has in Alabama

jamesrbrown322's picture

Only Chuck Norris has a higher approval rating than Nick in Alabama.

Nick Who?


"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

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Seattle Linga's picture



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MAVBuck's picture

Funny, Nick, It "appears" youre a dick. Both on paper and behind a podium.

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jamesrbrown322's picture

How Nicky appears on paper - 

I am not interested. I am the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Didn't you hear what I said?


"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

Knarcisi's picture

Just answer the fucking questions, Nick, without being a complete asshole. You get paid millions to do so.