Monday, June 23, 2014

Steve Spurrier questions whether Nick Saban's work habits are actually working for Saban.

Hail Saban!
Steve Spurrier and Nick Saban in 2010. Via

Steve Spurrier is at it again. The South Carolina head coach dropped some more of his legendary jabs at fellow SEC coaches in an interview with The State. The subject of Spurrier's wit and wisdom this time: Alabama head coach Nick Saban.

First, Spurrier questioned whether Saban's workaholic nature was even necessary when it came to coaching the Crimson Tide.

I told Nick Saban one time, I said, ‘Nick, you don’t have to stay there until midnight and your teams would be just as good and win just as many,’ ” Spurrier said. “He said, ‘If I could do it the way you do it, I would, but I don’t feel comfortable unless I try to cover every base, every angle, be totally prepared.’ I said, ‘Well, that’s probably why you do it.’ When I come out there, I feel comfortable we are ready to play. We have our game plan in, going to call this, call that and so forth. Everybody is different as far as when they feel they are totally prepared.”

The Old Ball Coach then questioned whether Saban has "maxed out" at Alabama.

"How many SECs has (Saban) won there in eight years? He’s won two. He’s won three nationals, but he’s only won two SECs in eight years. Now, if you had the No. 1 recruiting class every year and so forth, I don’t know if he has maxed out potentially as well as he could.”

Spurrier of course won six SEC titles and one national title while at Florida. He has yet to win an SEC title while at South Carolina. Saban has won three BCS titles, and two SEC titles while at Alabama, along with a BCS title and two SEC titles at LSU.

Scoreboard: Saban.

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