One thing Corch and Saban have in common…

… is that neither of them can apologize for shit.

Pretty low bar you’ve set for yourself, Nick.  “Vilify”?  Seriously?

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56 responses to “One thing Corch and Saban have in common…

  1. ChiliDawg

    He’s such a snowflake.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Funny, I didn’t hear that word in the question.

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    • ChiliDawg

      Maria didn’t even prompt him to say who the starter would be. It was a totally open ended question that simply afforded him the ability to say something about both.

      By the way, Jalen Hurts clearly isn’t among the crowd that’s buying his bullshit. His rant to the media a couple weeks ago made that clear.

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      • dawgtired

        Exactly. Saban had the chance to talk about the strengths of both players and weaknesses if he so chose. She didn’t corner him. He could have boasted about both players and said anything he wanted about them. The whole world has gone soft. We LIVE on egg shells…

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  3. What A Jackass…although I may be one as well.

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  4. Bright Idea

    Saban is afraid he’s gonna say what he’s thinking…Hurts ain’t worth a shit.

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  5. Cojones

    “Villify”/”Crown Prince”? That’s some extreme differences to swing the question that was put to Saban almost as a softball.

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  6. I saw the question and reply in question and here is the deal: Nick Saban probably got called on the carpet because he would be perceived as a sexist because he replied in the manner in which he did to a reporter who was a woman. Period. His AD probably called him and said, this ain’t gonna work Nick, you gotta grovel. He replies like that to a male reporter and the world yawns. So much for sexual equality. It would be a higher level of proof that there WAS sexual equality if this whole exchange had not become the Twitterverse dumpster fire it grew into. That’s truth. Face it. He can be rude or angry all he wants – allow him to play that role without any repercussions for your gender.

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    • Russ

      Don’t really agree. Taylor doesn’t have a reputation of asking “gotcha” questions, and that wasn’t one anyway. Doesn’t matter who asked the question, Saban doesn’t need to be a dick. He should be called out when he is a dick. Grumpy is different, this was just being an ass. He apologized earlier to her and he should have just left it at that.

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  7. Greg

    Well, I give him one thing….he treats them all the same (reporters), consistent.

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    • The Truth

      Right. And every reporter with balls (Maria has ’em) should step up and ask him that question first thing in every interview the rest of the year. Just to make the point: you don’t have to answer, you can be an asshole, but you can’t tell us what questions to ask and not to ask. You may have 298 other folks on the payroll, but we ain’t on it.

      Fuck Nick Saban.

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      • Cojones

        Nope, Maria is friendly, gracious, polished and even friendy in all that she reports. She is the last ESPN reporter that anyone has a reason to question as to the motive of a particular question. She was a winner with her gracious Georgia manner to reply “I hear you” when, as the face of the new young ESPN field interviewers interviewing the most powerful college coach in the land, she let him vent his tirade.

        The intelligence level differences that are palpable here seem to parallel their differences in height. Game score: Grady School of Journalism grad and UGA Alums Champ – 10 : Asshole from ‘Bama – 0.

        It wouldn’t surprise me if Mrs Saban and his daughter met him at the door with more than aggressive salutations and an empty shot glass, wet on the inside surface with his best whiskey.

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        • Russ

          That’s what I think happened. I think his wife told him he was out of line.

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        • dawgtired

          Kudos to the Grady grad…of which my daughter will be one this December. Oh did I say that a few times already. Sorry, I’m just a proud Dawg papa. 🙂

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        • Got Cowdog

          With regard to your first paragraph, Cojones, even though she looks fit, has roughly an 18″ reach advantage on Coach Saban, and could likely take his grouchy old ass 2 out of 3………

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      • Yep keep asking him questions he does not like, just to watch him melt down. I can assure you no reporters here in Alabama ask him any tough questions-their heads are so far up his ass, they have not seen daylight in ages.

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  8. mwo

    He’s just emulating Bear Bryant. I’m not astute enough to post links but there’s one on YouTube of Bear Bryant talking to a female reporter at the half of a game and he acts about like Nicky did.

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  9. Vilify? There was nothing in Maria’s question that would indicate she was looking for Little Nicky to vilify Hurts.

    What a jerk.

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    • 81Dog

      If you don’t like the question you were asked, make up a terrible question you weren’t asked and then complain about it. And impugn the motive of the questioner is asking the made up question she didn’t actually ask. Classy, nick.

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  10. Gurkha Dawg

    I for one am 100% team Jalen. He is obviously a fine young man who deserves to be the starting quarterback at the University of Alabama. It’s terrible the way that bastard Saban is vilifying and disrespecting that fine fellow. That Tua guy ( is he even American?) should be benched immediately. A few lucky pays mean nothing. Here’s hoping Saban does the noble thing and never lets Tua play again.

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  11. Jack Burton

    There is a reason Saban is the greatest of all time.

    He ain’t got time for this bullshit. Fuck the media.

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  12. Macallanlover

    What they have in common is both are pricks. I won’t put Saban at Urbie’s low level with integrity/character, but both need to be trimmed down to the the level of other humans, because that is all they basically are. Fans can be blamed for that, mostly, but other coaches don’t allow themselves to get this full of themselves.

    Saban just apologized for an event that didn’t happen. Nothing in the question relates to what he “thinks” he heard. So he got it wrong with his smartass answer, then got it wrong in his apology, the one he only made when the nation turned on him in unison. So what they both have in common now is having failed in handling simple questions from the press, one because he is just a liar, and admitted it; and the other has a hearing problem, or is just dumb. And these guys are worth $7-10MM a year?

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  13. The Truth

    I think Nicky is a ticking time bomb, like Col. Nathan Jessup, and if folks will just keep asking him the question, we’re going to get the equivalent of the Code Red answer:

    “Coach Saban, is Tua a better option at QB than Jalen Hurts?”

    “You’re GD right he is!!”

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  14. anon

    It’s hard to say who is more sensitive —Saban or the proprietor of this blog.

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  15. Mike Cooley

    I’m having trouble getting outraged over this. Savannah is a dick head. People are really surprised by this? Its human nature unfortunately. She a person gets what they want as often as Nick Savannah does this is what happens to them. There is nobody to keep him in check and it ain’t like he was a nice guy to begin with. I like Maria Taylor and thought she handled him just fine and Saban has only made himself look worse since then. But I dont see why this is a big deal. He is who we thought he was.

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    • Well there is certainly no one at Tuscaloosa to keep him in check. When this happens, is when bad things start to come up. As someone once said wealth and power brings out your bad side and very true with Saban-who has a lot of bad side.

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  16. The Paranoia perfume is quite popular these days.

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  17. jhorne2000

    Sabans point is unfortunately lost with this episode and subsequent word choice.

    I admire that he goes to great lengths to respect and appreciate the work that Hurts has put in. I’m sure Hurts appreciated the blow up at the reporter, out of line as it was.

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    • The Truth

      Why couldn’t Hurts appreciate this answer: “Both guys did well tonight, both have areas in which they can improve. We have a lot of confidence in Jalen and Tua.” Do we know that players appreciate their coach being a prick?

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      • jhorne2000

        I can’t speak for Jalen , but I prefer my defense with a tad of vigor!

        Think about Bobby Cox getting ejected from all those games – mostly just sticking up for his players. Not the perfect analogy , but it means more when a coach will cross a line for you.

        I’m sure a ho hum answer would not have caused a problem for anybody, to your point.

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  18. Will Trane

    Guess UGA folks want to defend their fellow UGA alum.
    Sure Coach Saban knew who she was, another reporter from ESPN, gender did not matter to him.
    Perhaps where Ms. Taylor went to school along with her current employer caused the coach to be a little stern for the weak at heart and who wear their feelings on their sleeves.
    The Dawgs added to this with that performance in the NCG. So that performance, the season opener play, practice, Hurts play, probably made it easy for Saban to respond. No doubt he knows football, and could care less about post game questions.
    So yes, he should be tired of hearing about the QBs. He coaches a team and he is looking to win them all.
    My understanding he took upon himself to contact her.
    Not enough for the mob.
    Next time coach, bring an admission letter you will attend a “manners” class after the season, you have asked GOD for forgiveness, you asked the AD and the University Board and others to let you bring a bouquet of roses to the next game to give to each and all reporters, male and female.
    I would dare say no one, and absolutely no one at Bama asked you to contact Ms. Taylor.
    If so, ask them how long it take you to go back to LSU or to even a Texas.
    i hope we can continue this story until Saban leaves football, it is that important.
    I am more interested in how our QBs will play against Carolina’s defense.
    What I do know is that 2 quarters against Bama in January, and Saturday’s play may be a cause for concern against Carolina on the road.

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    • Cojones

      He doesn’t need a manners class, he needs a physician to help with that kind of paranoia overloading his Mickey Mouse ass.

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  19. Will Trane

    Why not read what Matt Hayes at Saturday Downsouth.
    I am pretty much all with him.

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  20. Whiskeydawg

    Nick’s getting old and cranky. Give him his bottle of Coke after the game, put him in his favorite chair, turn on Gunsmoke, when he starts to doze let the reporters ask their questions.

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  21. ugafidelis

    I’m just sorry that we’re in this situation.

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