There are times when a coach must answer questions about his players that may not involve actual games or playing time. Most coaches will at least humor the reporter asking the question, but not Nick Saban, he’s all business.
Saban was asked about his star quarterback’s appearance on the cover of SI to which he responded with youthful exuberance.
“Do you think I sit around all day looking at magazines or what? I don’t even know what you’re talking about.
“You ask a question every week that I don’t know anything about. You need to come here and walk around and follow me around for like a week. I haven’t seen a newspaper today, I don’t know what’s happening in the world.
“I watch the Weather Channel for 10 minutes in the morning while I have a cup of coffee so I know what the weather’s going to be so we can practice inside or outside.
“Other than that, I really can’t answer your question because I have no knowledge of any of it.”
Just remember, that if you’re going to ask Nick Saban a question at the end of a press conference make sure that it involves something important, like how he plans on defending the vaunted offense of the Chattanooga Mocs. Otherwise you’ll get responses like the following:
“What did you ask me about the other day? Something came out like I was supposed to be right on the edge of my seat … like that’s all I’ve got to worry about.”
HOW DARE ANYONE ASK A QUESTION ABOUT THE STAR QUARTERBACK BEING ON THE COVER OF A NATIONAL MAGAZINE?!?!
While I enjoy the attitude portrayed by coaches like Nick and Bill Belichick, this kind of answer is pure crap. Instead of wasting 150 plus words on a ridiculous answer just say something like, “He looks like a winner.”
How hard was that?