Nick Saban called LSU home from 2000-2004 when he was the coach of the Tigers and won the BCS National Championship in 2003, but on Monday at the American Football Coaches Association Convention, Saban took a jab at his former school.
“I don’t know if you’ve been to LSU but you can smell the bourbon on the 50-yard line.”
LSU fans didn’t need any more motivation to hate Saban so this only adds fuel to the fire burning in the bellies of those in Baton Rouge who can’t stand Saban for leaving LSU to head to the NFL for an ill-fated two-year stint with the Miami Dolphins.
But what really grinds their gears is he is the coach of their bitter rival Alabama Crimson Tide and knocked off LSU to capture the BCS Championship in 2011.
His comment was made in jest, and we don’t know what elicited this response, but still this is going to give LSU Nation even more motivation to knock Saban down a beg when the two teams meet next season.
LSU and Alabama has generally decided the SEC west champions the past seven years, so expect another blood bath when the Tigers and Crimson Tide meet in 2014 at LSU’s Tiger Stadium on Nov. 8.
Maybe I’ll have to go to see if I can smell the bourbon.