Is Alabama coach Nick Saban a miserable sum bitch? Discuss.

Folks remember former Saints fullback Heath Evans? Now doing sports TeeVee Evans is reportedly a fantastic human being and the exact type of high character guy  coaches like Sean Payton value in their locker rooms. Turns out Evans also played for and was cut by Nick Saban during the partial birth abortion that was Saban’s stint with the Fish in the 2005 season. Sports by Brooks has the skinny on an interview Evans gave to a Miami sports radio show recently:

Well, the first day of two-a-days. We had about a three-hour-plus practice in the morning in that south Florida sun. You guys know what it’s like down there in late July, early August. And then that night we had another practice under the lights, if I recall I think it was about from 6 to 9.

Jeno James, our best offensive lineman at the time, comes in and collapses after practice, uh, vomiting all kinds of stuff that would make a billygoat puke, eyes rolled in the back of his head. Myself, about four other lineman are trying to carry him from the locker room, to the training room.

Obviously it’s a moment of panic, everyone, you know, we don’t know if this guy’s, you know, gonna die, I mean, the whole deal. But he’s so big and sweaty and heavy that we actually have to set him down in the hallway between the locker room and the training room.

Nick Saban literally just starts walking in, steps over Jeno James convulsing, doesn’t say a word, doesn’t try to help, goes upstairs, I don’t know what he does. But then obviously they get Jeno trauma-offed to the hospital.

Saban calls a team meeting about 10:30 that night, comes down and says, ‘You know, the captain of the ship can never show fear or indecision, we’ve always gotta have an answer, and so I had to go upstairs, that’s why I walked over Geno like that, I had to collect my thoughts and decide what’s best for our team.’

And I’m thinking to myself, I think along with Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas and Yeremiah Bell and all these other guys going, ‘Did he, does he really believe what he’s just saying?’ He showed no human emotion for one of his best players. He literally stepped over him when four or five grown men are trying to carry Jeno to the training room.

And at that point honestly, you know, I was only there, you know, for seven weeks of that football season before he cut me, um, and let me say this – that was the best thing that ever happened to my career.

In any event to the extent Alabama counts complete losers like Harvey Updyke as die-hard fans and the Alabama Nation as a whole is known as some of the most obnoxious fans in all of collegiate athletics Saban fits right on in with the gang so if it is possible, he appears to be more of a miserable sum bitch than ever he was. I hope he gets a good comeuppance tonight at the Dome.

For those so interested the interview with Evans via YouTube is below. ~ sop

32 thoughts on “Is Alabama coach Nick Saban a miserable sum bitch? Discuss.”

  1. saban is a miserable prick. however, if saban were a decent person he would have signed drew brees. thank god saban is a douche.

  2. The Roll Tide b trainers better have the emergency cardio paddles ready cause if Saban sees that he's gone lose to the Tigers three straight games he could be the one this time on the Dome floor.

    Not wishin' it but from watching his ginny woman anxiety antics on the sidelines its possible.

  3. Before the Saints game on Saturday, I was having a friendly conversation with some Bama fans (although I have to agree that friendly ones are hard to find). I explained to them that they really have no idea what they are walking into. The Saints and LSU do not lose championship games in the Dome. I conceded that Alabama has a great team, but that they squandered their only opportunity to be the BCS champs when they lost at home. Having been in the Dome for the 2004 and 2008 BCS games and for the Saints/Viqueens game in 2009, I just think it's virtually impossible for a visiting team to win.

  4. i would love to have more exposure of the brees/saban saga. the dolphins owner at the time wanted brees, brees wanted to be in miami. saban tried to low ball brees and drew called saban out on it. saban wouldn't budge and the rest is history.

  5. Speaking of that a reader was kind enough to send the invite along with a letter from Nunny and Jindy. Magnum may be out of favor but there is always Blaine Kern to pick up the slack. I'll try to get it up later today.

    sop

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  7. That female Saint's fan we're trying to decide if she is "real', well watch and listen to the Fighting Tigers' band and see if you can identify her in the lineup. I think she was a Tiger fan before she was a Saints' fan. Hint: The one in the too short, crop top:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqOcbXnSvQU

    GEAUX TIGERS – GEAUX TIGERS – GEAUX TIGERS – GEAUX TIGERS – GEAUX TIGERS

  8. Who woulda thoght Jindal's inauguration would have wound up being the more interesting of the 2 choices?

  9. Shame on Mark "Malingram" Ingram and Roman Harper. I guess they don't understand that hundreds of thousands of Saints fans also happen to be LSU fans.

    1. They know Sock. They also know come Saturday if they take care of business everyone will forget they went to Alabama.

      Les Miles lost the game last night IMHO as the team was clearly not mentally prepared to play the game. The fact he stuck with Jefferson to bitter end amazed me given the demonstrated talent passing Lee possesses. Alabama lined up and dared LSU to throw deep on several occasions. The fact Miles didn't tells me neither he nor Alabama respected Jefferson abilities as a passer that way.

      While Team Sop is LSU positive we've mainly been waiting for this Saturday since last Saturday. I hope Roman Harper does something strategically dirty even if it draws a personal foul. Who Dat!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0RCXNfWAak

      sop

  10. As a good friend of mine said this morning, "This looks like it could signal the beginning of the end for Miles." Mr. Magoo can only step off the roof of a limited number of skyscrapers and be gently lowered to the ground. Last night, that I beam was not there when he stepped.

  11. Say what you want about Saban, but he is the best college coach in the last 25 or so years period. He doesn't carry the baggage of Jimmy Johnson. He is off the charts better than Barry Switzer or Steve Spurrier. He ran Urban Meyer out of the SEC and soon will do the same to Gene Chizic.

    There is simply no comparison between him and Miles when it comes to coaching. As long as Saban stays in the SEC the rest of the SEC teams will be fighting for runner up or worse during most years.

    As great as Saban is at Alabama, I do believe he will leave Alabama one day and return to the pros. His failure at Miami has to eat away at him and you can only win so many crystal balls before your look for another challenge.

  12. I hope Jared Lee, after leading the Tigers to victories over Oregon and other nationally ranked teams, has great success in his future endeavors in the universe for he truly deserves it as he was lied to, as was thousands of other Tiger fans by Dark Matter.

    Jared, a true and good Light Force, was beyond loyal to LSU to the very end even stretching and warming up in the fourth quarter only to be repelled for the final time again by Dark Matter. Just as was favorite son, T-Bob Hebert, who also didn't get a chance to play.

    Bobby Hebert, the Cajun Cannon, hit the Dark Matter right between the eyes offering the first and only valid question at the post game press interview. But the Dark Matter, itself an alien force whose ass should have boarded that Michigan spaceship that mysteriously invaded Baton Rouge airspace a while back, only gave BS "string" theory of cosmology.

    Maybe physicist theorists will one day explain how Dark Matter , arm and arm with Light Forces singing the post game LSU almamater and eating grass of Death Valley, can be such a massive, 4 MILLION DOLLAR "blackhole" and crush Light Forces.

    What is Dark Matter – in simple terms, its the dimensional force that does the same thing over and over with hopes of a different result. Also, known as a big, "blackhole" that sucks the good Light in then cruelly extinguishes it without explanation.

    Sop, thanks for that post on Nova and The Universe as I can now easily identify Dark Matter in the universe

  13. Okay… I'm sealing my fate with the Slabbed nation but I've always stuck with my convictions, I have been a Tide fan from childhood ( although raised by two Ole Miss Rebel parents who NEVER forgave me for that… back in the day, go against Johnny Vaught & you were toast…)…anyway, I am elated today although, as perhaps the Purple & Gold nation is feeling today, can't really believe what happened last nite. But, again, a happy & content bunhare today.

    LSU, however, will be very much in the hunt next year…and, again, I feel the Tigers will be playing for the national championship.

    (and for that seasoned LSU lady fan who grabbed my Univ. of Alabama shirt by the collar in Pat O'Briens bar Sunday afternoon, shook me good, and told me to come to my senses….well, Lady Tiger, ..all I can say today is ROLL TIDE )…(grin…)

  14. Jarrett Lee would have made ZERO difference. Alabama would have beaten some bottom feeding NFL teams last night. Please stop with the non-sensical Jarrett Lee talk as if he were Bert Jones, Alan Risher, Jeff Wickersham, Matt Mauck or Matt Flynn. He is not and his presence would have made no difference.

    Bobby Herbert's verbal assault on Miles was uncalled for and just plain ridiculous given the complete butt whooping administered.

    Ask yourself this… Jefferson missed 2 throws last night that I thought could have been decent gains. The remainder of the game was played in LSU's offensive backfield. Blame the offensive line and offensive game plan, but don't keep saying Jarrett Lee would have saved the day like some top notch QB.

  15. Somebody call Lewis Ungelsby. IMHO, Jefferson's efforts were a crime. Did you see his dejected face and hanging head on the sidelines BEFORE halftime?

  16. NBR: I didn't say Jarrett would have saved the day but he did lead the Tigers to victories with his passing and stretching the defense that created the ability for LSU to win the SEC. If I was No.1 QB, Gunner Kiel, I would be thinking again about coming to a school who is led by a coach who is so insincere, stubborn and set basically on a one dimensional run offense which will have to play against Bama's No.1 rated defense every year.

    If you think Bobby Hebert's honest question was in poor taste to a man that is paid 4 million a year then you must know more than LSU's own offensive lineman Blackwell who has said he would have liked to see Lee play.

    Les Miles is the definition of insanity of doing the same thing over and over with the expectation of success. I am not a football coach but if there's an overwhelming pass rush then run plays ( drawplays,forward screens,etc.) to counter it. Not lateral screens and a run option that was dead out the gate.

  17. The question was in poor tatste because of the way it was framed. It was framed as a personal attack on Miles.

    The question could have been posed as follows: "With Jefferson struggling, why did you not make a QB change"? Instead, Herbert said that was ridiculous, come on.. blah, blah.. Even LSU's representative at the post-game conference said "Is there a question"? when responding to Herbert's dribble.

    I also agree about poor offensive scheming. However, I took your post to be an indictment solely on Jefferson to the exclusion of all other offensive problems.

    At the end of the day, the better team convicingly won.

  18. NRB as bad as the Bears' offense was late season even they could have made Alabama pay for showing 9 man defensive fronts.

    They only way to get a team out of a 9 man front is to make them pay for selling out stopping the run. LSU didn't even try and when Jefferson had a chance to take a shot he always went short.

    Those fumbled snaps were not caused by Alabama's defense or the O line. Those were gifts bestowed by a player that did not have his head in the game. Taking nothing away from Alabama as they took everything LSU gave 'em but the fact Miles stuck with him means nothing good IMHO.

    Bobby Hebert is too close to the LSU team to be covering them for WWL870 payola radio or any media outlet for that matter.

    sop

  19. My posts have never criticized Jefferson, his character or his performance. They were all directed with the way Miles BSed (lied if you really want to know) about a two quarterback system when all along he had decided to solely play only Jefferson.

    When Jefferson was reinstated the press speculated that Lee was having academic problems and that was the reason he was not playing. Miles again lied and publicly said LSU still had a two quarterback system. When the offense sputtered against Arkansas and Georgia Lee was warming up really to go in but was not sent in because there was no two quarterback system.

    First Perilloux screwed up and Lee was thrown to the wolves to bail him out. At the time I wished Lee had transferred but Lee show me the determination to overcome.When Miles' job was on the line (2009) who threw the winning passes to win the Auburn game (2009) and bail Miles out to secure him a new 5 year contract ? And when Jefferson,after his last fall season practice , screwed up who was QB and helped win LSU the first 9 straight games?

    Miles' should give his Coach of the Year Award back cause he wrongly gave the Fickle Finger Award to Lee and the LSU fans.

  20. There is no rational explanation for why Miles did not play Lee or Mettenberger when Jefferson's mind was clearly somewhere else. Miles' stupidity or stuborn nature cost LSU's 2011 team being labeled the greatest college football team in history.

    While everyone called Miles a "genius" or "crazy like a fox" or the "mad hatter," the truth of the matter is that Steve Kragenthorpe was the difference-maker and made Miles look good and Jefferson look more talented than he really was. Thank God he is around, hopefully for awhile, since LSU appears to be loaded with talent at QB.

  21. Sometime last year as Jefferson was fucking up yet again, Miles defended Jefferson by claiming ‘they were joined at the hips’ …

    Just read a T-P article where Less Miles says ‘he didn’t see it coming and it was his fault’…

    So am I to presume that Miles and Jefferson were joined at their heads for this debacle !!!

    It really was a disgrace.

  22. Honest "Abe " Miles ' didn't see it coming', but many sports reporters and I saw the Fickle Finger Award flying toward Lee from MIles away.

    In today's sports news many LSU receivers and players are leaving the program including Russell Shepard , a 5 star QB recruit rated No.i in nation, who was converted to a receiver/ running back and didn't play a down in Monday nite's Pachyderm Stampede.

    I kept waiting to see Russell in a wildcat backfield with him receiving the ball, running to the right and throwing a surprise TD pass deep downfield. Maybe we'll see him do it on another team now. And wouldn't it be ironic if he did it against Honest "Abe".

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