ByCharlie Potter 84 minutes ago
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama head coach Nick Saban spoke to reporters Saturday following the Crimson Tide's annual A-Day Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Below is everything Saban said after the White team's 31-17 win over the Crimson team in his final press conference of the spring.
Calls out media coaches
“Who were the winning coaches of the White team? And how about the losing coaches? I’ve got some questions for you, aight. You’ve got the player of the year in college football on your team. You’ve got the guy that won the Biletnikoff playing receiver, aight. You’ve got more guys coming back on offense than probably any team in the country. What went wrong? I mean this is the kind of shit you ask me all the time. What went wrong? So, is that the players’ fault or are you responsible for that as a coach or what? I mean, you’ve got to take responsibility for what your team did. He’s not willing to do that, he’s just not willing to do it.”
Real opening statement
“I do think we had a good spring. I like the team dynamic we have on this team. Lots of guys work hard and try to do the right things. They support each other. We don’t have any guys pulling anybody down in terms of their work ethic or how they go about their work. They try to support each other. There’s a lot of good competition out there.
“But look, the difference in the game is the red team drops the ball on 3rd and 2 in the red zone, aight, so they left four points off the board. Next time they are going two minute, guy drops a pass, makes a first down, drops a pass and the other team gets the ball, goes two minutes and scores a touchdown. So, you took an opportunity away from yourself to be able to score and let the other team go score, aight. So, that’s like a 10-point swing in the game. And the game is completely different.