Seemingly the only person without glowing praise for Alabama following the Tide’s 41–14 rout of Michigan in last Saturday’s “Cowboys Classic” is Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban.
At Wednesday’s press conference, before fielding questions from the press, Saban blasted the media for presuming that Alabama would roll over its Week 2 opponent, Western Kentucky.
“It’s not fair to them, to their players who work hard to earn it,” Saban said. “It’s not fair to our players who need to respect them. And to make presumptions like you all make, it really upsets me.”
When answering a question later in the presser, Saban said that the media’s expecations of ‘Bama following the Michigan game contributed to a subpar week of practice.
This is the same man who took offense to the term “running back by committee” at halftime on Saturday, so displays of press conference surliness like this should come as no shock.
If only all coaches would be lucky enough to get too much praise.