Announcement Podcast Paroxysm talks NBA with SI.com's Lee Jenkins ×

Nick Saban Says Alabama Learned From SEAL Team Six

[NCAA Football: Alabama at LSU] November 3, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban walks off the field following a win over the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Alabama defeated LSU, 21-17. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

The Alabama Crimson Tide recorded an impressive come-from-behind victory over the LSU Tigers on Saturday after a masterful five-play, 72-yard last minute drive by quarterback A.J. McCarron to give Alabama the 21-17 win. Running back T.J. Yeldon capped off the drive with a 28-yard touchdown catch with only 51 ticks remaining on the clock.

While Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban could take credit for the win, he said that his team learned from the top Navy team that took down Osama Bin Laden — SEAL Team Six.

Excuse me?

Saban is one to always say what is on his mind but this latest link between sports and war has gone a little too far.

The ‘Bama coach said he had a chat with his team before Saturday’s big game and talked at length to his squad about overcoming adversity. One of the examples he used during his speech was that of SEAL Team Six.

Saban said SEAL Team Six was able to adapt when things went wrong ”and I think there was a lot of that out there for us.”

Yes, Saban went too far with his comments but he should be proud of his team for overcoming adversity in the manner that they did. The team could have easily folded and watched their national title hopes take a devastating hit, but they stayed focused and drove down the field to stay in the drivers seat.

Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, Football, Nick Saban

Want more from FanSided?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.
  • http://www.facebook.com/alabamatom.swann Alabama Tom Henry Swann

    Nick Saban went to far? Really? Our moronic President took credit for the Seals work, and you think Saban went to far!!!! Just shows me that there just may be someone as moronic as Obama!!!! Bush league writing at best!!!!!

    • Choochooboss

      I agree Tom, they learned something from the BEST OF THE BEST, Seal Team Six.

    • Crimson Tide Fan #GottaLoveIt

      I’m sure Bush was way smarter…….I love Alabama Crimson Tide but is discourages me when I see comments like that about our President. I guess a black mans place is never in the White House??

      • http://sportdfw.com/author/cowgirlcas/ Cowgirlcas22

        when he is more concerned about gay rights than creating jobs, I would say that classifies as Moronic

    • BARRYWINDHAM

      Buddy, what you said is stupid. Any one who is president at the time of Bin Laden’s murder would have been GIVEN credit during his or her presidency for his death. When something goes right, give credit to the president, when something goes wrong, blame the president. That’s the nature of American politics.

    • Fellow Alabama Fan

      Looks like you use the word “moronic” without knowing what it means. For one a moron would not graduate “magna cum laude” from harvard. You don’t have to insult everyone you don’t agree with. It reflects badly on you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.kendrick.927 Thomas Kendrick

    Meh, it’s obvious that the author is an idiot, not an Alabama fan and skilled in the art of jealousy.

  • Scott

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are trying to turn themselves around with Navy SEALs as well… http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/the-real-story-on-the-navy-seal-training-isnt-as-crazy.html

  • jason

    article sux

  • jason

    “Excuse me?

    Saban is one to always say what is on his mind but this latest link between sports and war has gone a little too far.”

    Are u offended that he used a video of Seal team 6 to teach them about overcoming adversity?

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.wangrin Brandon Wangrin

    Who cares what he said, Alabama is still undefeated. RMFT!

5 minutes ago

Mavs blacking out talk of Spurs dominance

6 minutes ago

2014 NFL Draft rumors: Saints expected to draft a wide receiver

10 minutes ago

NFL Rumors: Could Minnesota Vikings take a chance on Aldon Smith?