UPDATE (1:04 p.m.): Nick Saban is trying to do the cool thing where you play a card and then deny playing it.
Saban: "It kind of surprises me that somebody in the media would take it that way when you make a suggestion that would make things better."— Saturday Down South (@SDS) July 15, 2015
Saban: "It wasn't an excuse at all for losing to Ohio State. There's no excuse."— Saturday Down South (@SDS) July 15, 2015
It's Alabama Day at SEC Media Days, and Nick Saban has some thoughts on why his team suffered a come-from-ahead loss to Ohio State in the 2015 Sugar Bowl:
Saban isn't happy that NFL draft grades were delivered to juniors on Dec. 15. Said players played not to get hurt, ran out of bounds— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) July 15, 2015
Saban said his team's chemistry "was affected by something from SEC championship game to Sugar Bowl." ... Or this pic.twitter.com/WAtlnChaUE— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) July 15, 2015
Nick Saban says playing Auburn and SEC title game is a challenge leading into a playoff.— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) July 15, 2015
Saban now wants the delivery of NFL Draft grades to be pushed back, because this is his world, and reality must bend to his will, dammit.
Urban Meyer hurt him bad, real bad.