Nick Saban tears up ‘self-centered’ Alabama fans

Nick Saban has had enough of the authorized and “self-centered” Alabama fans.

Saban, 70, who won seven national titles, including six with the Crimson Tide, has torn Alabama fans apart who he says are spoiled by the program’s continued success.

“We’re going to get everyone’s best game,” Saban said on his “Nick Saban Show” Wednesday in a pre-Thanksgiving rant. “And I don’t know why people can’t understand that. You can tell it’s not fair for our players to get everyone’s best game, but they do. They have to be able to compete through it and play over it. “

Saban, who led Alabama to a 10-1 record (6-1 in SEC West), also said his fan base no longer appreciates wins.

“When I got here, everyone was happy to win a game. Alright, now we’re not happy to win a game anymore, ”said Saban, whose side faces Auburn on Saturday ahead of an SEC title showdown against No.1 Georgia on December 4. “We’re not happy to win a game at all. I mean, we think we should win games by anything, and I don’t think it’s fair to the players either.

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“Our players work hard to be the best they can be and to be criticized for what they work hard for, so you can have fun. So you can have joy, pride and passion for what they are doing.

Many Saban players have turned professional, but the frustrated coach said they are still just varsity athletes, who can now take advantage of their name, image and likeness (NIL), but are not paid by their schools .

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“I mean, come on. Leave me alone. It’s not professional football, ”Saban said. “These guys don’t get paid to play here. They all represent you. You should be proud and happy to support them, to appreciate what they do, and to be grateful. No one wants to win worse than them.

“So for all of you self-centered people who cannot look beyond yourself to appreciate what others are doing. “


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