Aug 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban addresses the media after the 2013 Chick-fil-A Kickoff game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at the Georgia Dome. Alabama won 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Saban says Virginia Tech game should be a wake-up call for certain players

Man, Nick Saban definitely seems like a hard guy to please.

Despite blowing out the Virginia Tech Hokies to the tune of 35-10, the Alabama Crimson Tide head coach was clearly displeased with how some of his players performed last Saturday. Without naming individuals specifically, Saban said that some members of the Crimson Tide still need to buy into the team concept:

We live in a society now where everybody wants to do what they want to do. Nobody wants to be obedient. Nobody wants to pay attention to rules or whatever. When you make a rule you’ve got to have your dog on a leash, somebody wants to have their dog not on a leash. That’s the way it is.


We can’t have a team of people like that. We’ve got rules, we’ve got things that people need to buy into, be committed to, principles and values of the organization. Everybody’s got to do it. If everybody’s not willing to do it, then we probably shouldn’t play them, we should play somebody else and get people that are bought in (

Yikes, you’d think Alabama lost the game based on those comments. Let’s hope whoever those unnamed players were step up when the Crimson Tide take on Texas A&M in a few weeks. Being in Saban’s doghouse doesn’t sound pleasant.


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