I’ve got you under my skin.


Alabama coach Nick Saban said his defense’s struggles had him wondering if Ole Miss knew the Crimson Tide’s signals during his team’s 63-48 victory on Saturday night in Oxford, Mississippi.

Saban projected calm on the sideline for much of the game, but inside he said he was “boiling and bubbling” watching his defense reel, giving up 647 yards.

“It seemed like everything we did though they had an answer for,” Saban said. “I don’t know if they had our signals or what. That’s not anything unusual. It seemed like every time we called something, they had the best play that they could have against it.”


Kirby, I am begging you — please let something drop this week about exchanging texts with Junior.  Nothing specific, just enough to drive the ‘Bama faithful crazy.  And maybe the Sabanator, too.



Filed under Don't Mess With Lane Kiffin, Nick Saban Rules

17 responses to “I’ve got you under my skin.

  1. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    Is Lane a secret agent? Reminds me when he put the UT billboards up in ATL.
    He is a world class troller. Let the distractions continue.

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  2. Gaskilldawg

    In defense of Saban, the “The 25% capacity Ole Miss crowd made too much noise” excuse had been taken earlier in the day.

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  3. gotthepicture

    It’s like you said in your earlier post. If the most anal, detailed-oriented, successful coach in college football with one of the largest if not the largest support staffs, can’t figure to change his signals in 4 years when playing one of the smarmiest former co-workers in the game, then screw Saban, he deserved it. Weak sauce.

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    • originaluglydawg

      Old Miss lines up and does everything on offense at warp speed. No time for signal stealing..just running the play before Bama gets settled was the secret. It will re-start the hurry up trend. Look for a lot of defensive injury time-outs in future games. You can bet Mullens will try this against UGA.


  4. mp

    Change the signals this week but make them so complicated that the D misses the call.

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  5. W Cobb Dawg

    Never thought I’d see the day that Saban would need towel guy on his sideline to shield opponents from seeing the signals.

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  6. What has become apparent to me is that Lane is openly campaigning for the Alabama job when it comes open.

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  7. classiccitycanine

    For being such prolific winners, Alabama is one of the whiniest teams/fanbases when they (almost) lose. Hope we beat them to a pulp.

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  8. I dont think its true, but if Bama has to expend any amount of energy on redoing the signs, what a blessing. And I am thinking our analysts will spend some time seeing if it was really happening.


  9. Said it in the Moses post, and I’ll say it here as well.

    I hate that Saban and Moses both threw out this lame excuse. 1) If you haven’t changed your signals in the 4 years since Kiffin left, then shame on you. 2) If they are stealing your signals, then make an in-game adjustment to stop it. 3) Stolen signals did not cause missed tackles, busted coverages, and the general confusion that existed among the defense, particularly Moses.

    That was just piss poor coaching.


  10. originaluglydawg

    Kirby and Junior were seen having breakfast together in Huntsville Cracker Barrel Sunday morning. They sat side by side and both had laptops open. Kirby was writing stuff down as Kiff seemed to be explaining something to him in great detail and using a lot of hand motions. Word is that Kirby picked up the tab and then embraced Lane with a brotherly hug in the parking lot before they parted ways. After the meeting, Kirby flew off to the east in a helicopter and Junior drove off to the west in a sportscar with a hot Old Miss coed driving it and an Old Miss tag on the front bumper.
    I can’t prove any of this, but I have a friend who works on rocket designs in Huntsville and one of his co-workers eats there every day and saw it. He said it looked like them.

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    • RangerRuss

      That’s mostly true except for the hug part. Kirby pulled the Laner in close, kneed him in the testicles and growled something about 2007. Then Junior went back in the Cracker Barrel, snaked Kirby’s tip off the table and gave it to the ”coed” who promptly handed the money to A Pimp Named Slickback. I filmed it all from my gaytor hat camera. I’d been up all night undercover selling cocaine and hash to Tweeter and the Monkey man.
      Deep undercover, let me tell you.

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  11. HirsuteDawg

    Mississippi just caught BAMA looking forward to playing Georgia


    • originaluglydawg

      That’s what all the Bama fans are claiming. I call BS on that.
      One one hand you have them saying “Old Miss is the one biggest game we’ve worried about” and now saying they weren’t worried enough about the Old Miss game. That’s just lame Alabama excuse making and whistling past the graveyard. Saban banned rat poison in Tuscaloosa a long time ago.


  12. theotherdoug

    You know Kirby has or someone on the staff has reached out to Kiffin. Hell, I’m sure Kiffin would love some pointers for Auburn.