Posted November 21, 2013

Nick Saban on AJ McCarron SI cover: ‘I don’t even know what you’re talking about’

Alabama Crimson Tide, Nick Saban

(Video via WIAT-42 CBS Birmingham)

Nick Saban doesn’t have time to read magazines. Don’t you understand?

The Alabama coach was asked on Wednesday to react to this week’s Sports Illustrated cover, which features Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron. Naturally, Saban had absolutely no clue what the reporter was referring to.

“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.”

Eventually, Saban got around to complimenting his two-time BCS title-winning quarterback. But he wasn’t finished ranting.

“I’m happy for AJ and I’m sure he looks great.

“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.”

The moral of this press conference: Reading, being up to date on current events and dealing with stupid reporters are not part of The Process. Knowing that it’s partly cloudy outside with a 30 percent chance of precipitation starting at 4:30 p.m. ET is.

And, of course, Saban made the Weather Channel happy with his choice of programming.

8 comments
Wesley11
Wesley11

I love Nick Saban more every day.

Sportsfan18
Sportsfan18

I have no idea obviously but something tells me he definitely knew about this in advance.

nutz4golf
nutz4golf

Finally something to really like about Saban. He has sense enough to tune out media garbage. 

gak01
gak01

So you wrote a story about a reporter asking a coach a stupid question and the coach saying I don't know? I guess deadlines are a b****!

PatriotNut1975
PatriotNut1975

Nick Saban never changes.  Can't say I don't respect that.  They are competing for a third straight National Championship.  For the "National Champion" of betting systems, visit sportsbettingstar .com.

JeffBockert
JeffBockert

@gak01 They have a quota regarding the number of times they publish info about Alabama.