“Nick Saban, he only prepares now for those kids to play for him for three years.”

Charlie Woerner’s dad talks to Michael Carvell about his son’s recruiting, and in comparing Georgia to Alabama, has this to say about what they find attractive about the latter:  “At Alabama, it has to do more with the strictness of the program, and the discipline…”

Yeah, I can see how the way Nick Saban handled the Jonathan Taylor matter versus the way Mark Richt did would make somebody think that.

Seriously, this is why Saban really doesn’t care about anyone else’s perception of how he handles personnel matters.  Because it never matters to the next recruit’s family he talks to. And it sure doesn’t matter to the ‘Bama faithful.  In that respect, he’s the Edwin Edwards of college football.



Filed under Nick Saban Rules, Recruiting

34 responses to ““Nick Saban, he only prepares now for those kids to play for him for three years.”

  1. Wait a minute with the political comparisons. If Nick Saban is Edwin Edwards does that make Mark Richt the Jimmy Carter of college football? 🙂


  2. JTP

    And since Carvell is nothing but a creator of click-bait, and not anything at all resembling a journalist, he will not ask a followup question like yours about how situations like Taylors happened. Or say, you know, the #1 QB in the country will be leading UGA’s offense in a couple of years, what do you think about that?


    • Jesus Christ, man, it’s a recruiting article, not 60 Minutes.

      Give Carvell a break. He’s not there to sell somebody on a school. That’s a coach’s job.


      • I like Carvell…The content is usually good. It is the headlines that piss me off…I don’t think he chooses those. It is probably a crafty editor. And when they are stumped on a headline that will draw the ire of UGA fans, they bring in Mark Bradley.


  3. Dolly Llama

    Having Scott Woerner’s nephew on the team sure would be a good peg for the TV people to hang some kick-ass (yet rarely watched) old highlight footage. There are far worse ways they could fill their pregame minutes. Not only would I watch that, I’d scream and cheer again.


  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    In Alabama, Saban could get away with the dead girl/live boy thing, even in a threesome.


    • Mayor

      Saban would blame the dead girl on the live boy.


    • Cousin Eddie

      Saban is at the point he can desecrate The Bear’s monument and nobody would complain much, what has the Bear done for ua football in the last few years kinda thing.


  5. Scorpio Jones, III

    The sniping at Saban about Taylor is…ah…interesting. Saban had a need at Taylor’s position, decided to give Taylor a shot. Taylor fucked up again and he’s no longer in Tuscaloosa. If you choose to view this as some kind of comment on Saban’s commitment to life on a higher plane then so be it.

    Making sausage ain’t pretty, but I still enjoy it now and then, although I would prefer you don’t tell my cardiologist.


    • My observation isn’t about the morality of Saban’s sense of expediency. It’s that nobody who matters to Saban cares that he operates that way. Which means he doesn’t have to care, either.


      • Scorpio Jones, III

        I’d suspect the folks who want to change the transfer rules matter to Saban.


        • Scorpio Jones, III

          Of course my attitude about this particular type of behavior by college football players will always be colored by the fact that in the past a college player beat his wife so badly she almost died on Thursday and started in the big rivalry game on Saturday. But that’s ancient history, right?


        • And I’d suspect Saban sees the difference between someone’s perception of how he operates and official action taken in response to how he operates.


  6. Go Dawgs!

    Well, you see, Nick Saban doesn’t hug his players in front of cameras. He certainly doesn’t talk about loving them within range of a microphone and he will never tear up when discussing their trials or accomplishments. Therefore, he’s tougher on discipline than that big ol’ softy Mark Richt.

    Pay no attention to the fact that Richt has been kicking players off of his team left and right in full view of the Georgia media while the University of Alabama does everything in its power to skirt open records laws regarding student athlete arrests or discipline and welcoming domestic batterers to campus with open arms. Richt isn’t a disciplinarian. Saban is.


  7. Dog in Fla

    @Senator Blutarsky June 17, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    “Jesus Christ, man, it’s a recruiting article, not 60 Minutes”

    Slow ride with the Quotable Edwin Edwards –

    “Dave Treen is so slow it takes him an hour and a half to watch 60 Minutes.” (During 1983 campaign versus incumbent Gov. David Treen)

    “The only place where David Duke and I are alike is we are both wizards under the sheets.” (During 1991 gubernatorial campaign versus former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke)

    “There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, ‘If you wait by the river long enough, you will see the bodies of your dead enemies float by.'” (During the same campaign, in which he also battled incumbent Gov. Buddy Roemer)

    “Well, two wrongs don’t make a right.” (In reaction to the 1990 merger between The Picayune and The States-Item)

    “Sister, just don’t let me get into the habit.” (When he hugged a nun at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral during a lavish junket to France in 1984)

    “I give blood for them to make Viagra.” (During his 2011 post-prison roast at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans)

    “‘Well, Marion…if she dies, she dies.” (What Edwards reportedly told his brother when he warned the 86-year-old that sex with his new wife, 50 years his junior, could be dangerous)

    “Like you, it’s counterfeit.” — (From his 2011 roast, on a gold-painted attache case present to him by businessman Bill Goldring)

    “I had a dozen last night, and only 10 of them worked.” (From his 2011 roast, remarking on the aphrodisiac nature of oysters)

    “I got out of prison for this?” (On his 2011 roast)



  8. That’s a slam dunk PR win for Bama. With all the scrutiny by Atlanta media and our beloved Athens Police force (combined with the open book UGA policy), the script has been written on discipline “issues” in UGA. Is this reality? No one really knows. Really hard to compare discipline issues with UGA because other schools are simply not as transparent about it.


  9. W Cobb Dawg

    Even Woerner’s Dad seems fixated on the pros, not to mention dictating to college coaches which position young Charlie will play. I wish the kid the best of luck, and hope he selects the Dawgs. Something tells me there’s a big slice of humble pie in Charlie’s future. There’s a wide chasm between being BMOC at Rabun County High, and being a starter in Athens or Tuscaloosa, let alone making it to the nfl.


    • I want the kid because he is a legacy of an UGA legend. He will receive a lot of love from UGA for the rest of his life regardless of success, because of Scott. If he goes to bama and doesn’t shine, he will be forgotten.

      Come to UGA young Mr. Woerner. Continue the amazing legacy of the Woerner name.


  10. godawg

    Actually Saban’s snark about playing in the defensive backfield was quite insightful. If the kid has as good a set of hands as they say, and, if they are anywhere as good as his uncle’s, there’s another phenomenal ball-hawk in the making. Turnover’s win games. You can score plenty on pick-6s’. Scott Woerner was one of the smartest guys, football AND classroom, I ever had the pleasure talk to and watch. Dude, you HAVE to play betwixt the hedges, regardless of position. Make your own legend here at home. Create the multi-generational Woerner Legacy!. WOOF!