Asked on Monday about his team’s first-quarter performance against Kentucky, Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban took umbrage at the suggestion his squad got off to a slow start. The game was tied 0-0 at the end of the first quarter, and Alabama had fumbled the ball twice in the red zone.
My question is how did we get there to start with? Did we play horribly bad to move the ball down the field to get it to the 5-yard line? So, was it a slow start or was it just a matter of two turnovers and a dropped third down that we stopped ourselves in three circumstances? I didn’t think we started off slow. I just didn’t think we finished the drives like we needed to to cash in (AL.com).
Saban went on talk about how the slow-start perception is a product of a world where if you “don’t get the immediate self-gratification — instant coffee, instant tea, instant everything — it’s bad.”