Monday, August 6, 2012

Nick Saban busts a rant on preseason predictions.

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Alabama head football coach has been known to go on a good little rant once in a while, and he did so on Sunday about preseason predictions by reporters and pundits at a press conference. And this was before the formal questioning began.

"Now I know you guys are going to have all these comparison questions and where are you ranked, and how many games are you going to win, and what's going to happen to this player? Which guy is going to make the biggest impact on the team? You know, all these predictions that you all make: They hijack the game, because all anybody worries about in college football is the BCS. Who's going to be in the final game? Well, we've got a lot of great games for our fans, for our players. Great competitive venues. Michigan game's going to be a great game. Arkansas game. Tennessee game. LSU. Auburn. (Raising his voice.) I could go through every game on our schedule and say how exciting a game it's going to be. And why do we play the games? To answer the questions."

No reason was given why Saban felt the need to start the press conference in such a way. But being the head coach of the reigning BCS champions does have its privileges.