Nick Saban is not happy he has to make time for this shit.

A dour man now faces a situation in which he has to go on a charm offensive, and, judging from this first volley, it’s gonna take a lot of effort on his part.

“I think this team deserves an opportunity to get in the playoff by what they’ve been able to accomplish and what they’ve been able to do,” Saban said after the game. “Certainly not maybe in this game, but I think the team we played tonight is a very good football team, probably one of the best teams in the country.

“They won 11 games, and not many teams are able to do that. I really don’t know what all the scenarios might be where we’d have an opportunity to do it, but I’d certainly like to see this team get an opportunity to do it.”

I mean, really, is this what Nick Saban returned to college football for?

If it doesn’t work — and you’d have to think that if Auburn wins its rematch with Georgia in the SECCG, Alabama’s chances are pretty much toast — which of these alternatives seems the most likely course of action for Nick to take?

  • (a) add a full-time PR staff to the support army Saban already has at his disposal to work the media and selection committee non-stop; or
  • (b) begin lobbying hard for the playoffs to expand to eight teams

I’m leaning towards (c) both.  Saban is nothing if not thorough.


Filed under BCS/Playoffs, Nick Saban Rules

27 responses to “Nick Saban is not happy he has to make time for this shit.

  1. gastr1

    Seems like with all he’s done for Coke, leaving that damn bottle there all these years, that they could step up and help a man out right about now. Looking forward to Coke’s campaign for Tide in the playoff. LOL. I will laugh quite heartily when those assholes are left out.


    • Uglydawg

      I’m pretty sure Coke has Nick well compensated already.
      But I think he may have a point..IF Ohio State is considered with two losses to teams much worse than Auburn, why shouldn’t ‘Bama get some consideration with one loss? Not a ‘bama fan by any strectch but I’d think they deserve some consideration IF TOsu gets any.


  2. Will Trane

    See my comment at 40 second Paul Johnson…that game is over, and so could be Johnson.
    Bama looked bad on offense. Reminded me of Georgia at times so far this season.
    Big learning curve for NFL coaches coming into SEC. Recruiting especially. Ask CMR and Tarkenton [HC in absentia].
    Saban UF let a coach go. Get him back. Fire your current OC.
    Somebody had better learn in a hurry.
    Better have a very balanced offense that can move the ball, move the chains, and score. That play book puts a lot of pressure on DCs.
    Auburn’s play book is off the chart, along with Clemson’s, [throw in OK].


  3. Will Trane

    Is Auburn’s OC going to Arkansas or Tennessee.
    He is gone.


  4. Will Trane

    Bet Auburn’s OC’s agent’s phone is hot this morn!!!


    • Greg

      Stidham has made him look like a hero, he is the biggest difference in Auburn’s success imo. I hope Roquan has another big day (GT). Loved the way we stacked him behind Patrick so he could read the field easier and roam more freely. We are going to have to make Stidham as uncomfortable as possible to win this one.


  5. Will Trane

    will Gus have a Saban moment?
    More than likely.
    His staff will be shopped now.


  6. Greg

    Thinking he may be pulling for Ohio State to win their conference (Wisconsin).



    Bama’s only shot to get in is OK losing…that’s it…


  8. Derek

    Alabama should be the first in among the 2 loss conf. Champs and 1 loss non-champs. Meyer’s chances just about went out the window with Auburn’s win.

    If Wisconsin or OK falter, Bama is in IMHO. If they both falter, OSU and Bama are in.

    Your playoff is:

    Wisconsin or Bama then OSU
    OK or Bama then OSU


  9. Will Trane

    Auburn worst field security.
    Can’t let fans on field.
    Or turn on the sprinklers.
    Meyer has a very strong argument.
    Lot of us have complained all season about folks on sidelines during game other than players, coaches, managers, and other team staff.
    Get them off NCAA!!!


  10. Former Fan

    Senator, why do you think an Auburn win in the SEC championship means Bama’s chances are toast? Seems to me that the Big 10 and Big 12 conference games will have more impact on Bama than the SEC game will.


    • The committee will have a hard enough time justifying the entry of a 2-loss team. Expecting that plus two entries from the SEC is unrealistic, IMO.


      • That’s a good point. I guess you think Saban and Pruitt are on the phone with Kirby and Tucker this morning with some insights and information especially after breaking down our film with them and looking at their film.

        I wouldn’t put it past the 4 of them to share ideas of what worked and what didn’t. Saban appears to despise Malzahn and would probably do anything he could to hurt him.


      • Macallanlover

        The Bama fans are convinced they have the best chance if Auburn wins. I don’t know, because we have no way of knowing what else goes down, and how much carnage is on the road. I just want to find out what happens after we win on Saturday because I like not giving a flying…..


    • Greg

      Bama has been eliminated imo. They are the third best team in the SEC (in their eyes). More a national thing and interests (viewership) at this point. They are looking more at conference champs…..why should they give Bama another chance when they have been eliminated in this part of the country??…………highly doubt we see 2 from any conference.