Alabama Football Coach Basically Kicks Sand In The Faces Of Other League Coaches
If you wonder why Alabama is always on top of the SEC in football, it’s because it all starts at the top.
And once again, Nick Saban showcased it, albeit in in a very simple environment this time: not on the field but at the 2021 SEC Media Days.
It was not just what Saban said during his time on the podium, but how he said it. And he put the other SEC coaches to shame.
While other coaches talked a lot of “rah, rah” stuff said about strength and conditioning say basic things like “we’re getting bigger, faster, stronger” Saban provided details. “We had 50% less injuries and 5% more explosiveness” he said.
About bringing in two former NFL head coaches he said, with knowledge few other coaches have, “systematically what happens in the NFL is not all that different form what happens in college when it comes to football itself.”
Regarding getting players to perform at their best he said they need to “create value for themselves.”
He also said that “three different medical directors talked to our team about the pluses and minuses of getting the vaccine” and that the Crimson Tide is at about a 90% vaccination rate.
What other coach talked about what their program is doing for COVID education? None. Some mumbled vaccination numbers and others did not even mention it, as if they were trying to hide it.
That – and everything else Saban said – stood heads and shoulders above what the other coaches talked about. Most basically said the the standard “we’re excited about the possibility about our team this year,” which we hear every year.
In 31 minutes, Saban basically kicked sand in the faces of all other coaches without really meaning to do it. It was just Saban being Saban and it left all the other coaches in the dust.
Oh, and that number 18 on the Alabama helmet next to Saban on the podium shows the number of National Championships the Crimson Tide has won through the years. Six of them have been with Saban as coach. That’s in just 15 years.