Something else Saban doesn’t have time for.

It’s always fascinating to watch a cyborg glitch.

He’s a coach, so sure, I get that (well, okay, except for not coming up with the word), but one day maybe somebody should invite him to one, so he can find out what he’s been missing all these years.


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19 responses to “Something else Saban doesn’t have time for.

  1. Does the man even know what the word “fun” means? I’m sure he thinks his work is fun. I’ve heard a bunch of stories going back to his time at Miami where people working in the building weren’t allowed to speak to him.


  2. Jared S.

    I remember hearing this on the Dan Patrick’s interview with Saban a few years ago:

    The entertaining part was when DP asked Saban when the last time he’d been at a tailgate Saban response that he’d never been to a tailgate sounded more like, “Huh…. that thought never even occurred to me… that’s interesting, maybe I ought to get an analyst to look into that.”


  3. Biggus Rickus

    Eh. I fumble for words I somewhat regularly use every once in a while.


  4. MDDawg

    I’m surprised, but maybe I shouldn’t be. I mean when exactly would a coach have an opportunity to go tailgating? It’s not like he can go out there on game day and mingle without being mobbed, not to mention I’m sure he has his final pregame preparations to make as well.

    Maybe he never attended any college games in his youth, or he did and tailgating just wasn’t a thing back then?


    • The thing I wonder about is, if Saban had time to go to a tailgate, would he choose to do so?


    • Gaskilldawg

      Tailgating has been a thing for longer than Saban has been alive. He may not have had a chance to attend college games as a high school kid in a small city in West Virginia. When he started college he was on the football team.

      I say that with this disclaimer. He was a freshman when freshmen were ineligible for varsity play. I do not know if Kent State allowed the freshmen to attend game day activities with the varsity while in street clothes.if so, he was separated from the fans pre-game.


  5. Gaskilldawg

    I heard Vince Dooley talk at a function once and he talked about when he retired from coaching he, for the first time in his adult life, had to drive himself to a game and park. He had always ridden on a team bus, or, when scouting opponents as an assistant, taxied to the press box door with police allowing access through traffic.

    He said it was eye opening for him.

    I say all the time that those who are paid to go to the games don’t relate to those who pay to go to the games.

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  6. Russ

    Saban is a fascinating person to me. He obviously is doing what he loves and I’m certain he doesn’t want to do anything else. I suspect he’ll be one of those guys that doesn’t live long in retirement, unless he finds something equally compelling to him.

    And yeah, all the people involved in running the game should make it a point to go out and attend a game like a regular fan once or twice. A little perspective never hurts.


    • illini84

      I was at Bear’s last game when my Illini played Bama in the Liberty Bowl. I was always thankful we lost because, if we hadn’t, they would have blamed us for that too!


  7. Go Dawgs!

    Yeah, that would be fun. Can’t wait to hear how inefficient our tailgate is and how much more fun we could be having if we scheduled and regimented it better.


    • The Georgia Way

      Rest assured, if we regimented tailgating like Alabama and Auburn we would actually have to pay somebody.



      • Tony Barnfart

        But you could do 100yr 10ftx10ft ground leases….for the right price. Come up with some serious convoluted breach / remedy provisions that screw everybody else dealing with it in 60-70yrs after everyone involved is long gone.


  8. Comin' Down The Track

    Saban: A thing I’ve never done can’t be great because I’ve never done said thing.
    Me: Stay in your lane, bro.