Nick Saban doesn’t have time for shit about Mick Jagger.

Now this is funny.

Burns is at the wheel of Saban’s black Mercedes S550, and because he knows Saban’s musical taste veers toward the Eagles, Al Green, and the Rolling Stones—no country—he’s got “Gimme Shelter” cued up on the stereo. Saban sits shotgun, and I climb in the back. As Burns guides the sedan past columned fraternity houses on the arbored Alabama campus, Saban mentions he’s seen the Stones twice. In an attempt at levity, I tell him I’d recently tried to turn my four-year-old daughter on to the Stones but that she had responded by earnestly asking me, “Dad, how come the man in these songs can’t sing?”

Saban spins around from the front seat and shoots me the bug zapper.

“Mick Jagger can sing,” he says, before turning back to face the windshield. “Mick Jagger is a great entertainer.”

Maybe he can get the Stones to play a halftime show at Bryant-Denny sometime.



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19 responses to “Nick Saban doesn’t have time for shit about Mick Jagger.

  1. Hank

    Saban is approached by an Alabama fan who wants to thank the coach for signing a football for his son. It meant so much to the boy, the man says. Saban gives the man a confused look, as if not comprehending how this large animate object had suddenly appeared in his path, and gets in the car without saying a word.



  2. Russ

    Interesting article. I’m still glad we’ve got a living, breathing coach. Hard to argue with Saban’s results, though.


  3. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Well….Mick Jagger CAN sing!!!


    • Dog in Fla

      “Mick Jagger can sing,” he says, before turning back to face the windshield. “Mick Jagger is a great entertainer.”

      Alternate ending:

      Warren thought for a moment and replied, “Mick is more of a vocal stylist than an actual singer.” Then, there was yelling. Someone said, “Shut the **** up, Donnie!”

      The passenger door automatically opened and, like a blonde, he was kicked out of the 550S Snake Stabler-style


  4. Mudcats Impala...

    6 page article in GQ?? That’ll keep most bammers busy reading until the aTm game…


  5. IndyDawg

    It’s a good thing “Sympathy for the Devil” wasn’t playing because it would have gotten unbearably hot in that back seat.


  6. One of you guys use to say to your child.”What does Mick Jagger say?” The Child’s response would be, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need.” When, I heard that story years ago from our friend, Senator; I used it with my Children. It is a great way to stop a child from wanting something they do not need. Worked for me! 🙂


  7. Slaw Dawg

    So Nick may not be a guy I’d want to take on a fishing trip, but I gotta say, between his musical tastes and advocacy of a 9 game SEC sched, he ain’t all bad. He needs to ease up on country, tho. After all, both Al Green and Ray Price recorded memorable covers of Kris Kristofferson’s “For the Good Times” and the Eagles practically lived at the intersection of rock and country. Oh, for the good ol’ days of integrated radio stations…


  8. tobykeithy'all

    No country music? Last time I checked the Eagles were country music. Terrible country music.


  9. No One Knows You're a Dawg

    Wonder what he thinks of the Alabama Shakes.


  10. WF dawg

    That was an excellent article. If St. John is right, it explains a lot about Saban. I would have loved for him to have asked how Saban felt after the 2005 SECCG. Or 2004 in Athens.


  11. Gotta go

    Posted on the IORR site (a Rolling Stones site). Congrats, Senator!,1915662


  12. The Lone Stranger

    Alas, the little lady knows something Sir Keith has known all along — that Jagger doesn’t in fact have much of a voice. But you can’t argue with his marketing acumen.


  13. mike in orlando

    Hmm — wonder if Saban ever has dones air guitar to “Gimme Shelter”? THAT would be awesome to see