When did it become necessary for a coach to ask fans to behave? The coarsening of society in general, fired by the excess use of alcohol around sports has created a dangerous situation throughout college football.
Saban used his Monday press conference to urg fans to behave with class. He didnâ€™t get into specifics, but could he be referring to this allegation from Pat Fordeâ€™s ESPN column about the game?
Saban alluded to the possibility a coach got a late-night phone call over the loss.
No doubt, alcohol-fueled.
Going back to the Auburn game last year, a player was allegedly hit by a bottle thrown from the student section.
To paraphrase the great American philosopher: â€œAlcohol, the solution to and cause of all of lifeâ€™s problems.â€ Drinking is part of sports; it isnâ€™t going away. However, most of the problems related to drinking still revolve around students. Hopefully, students can learn to be responsible and adult in drinking and behavior.
The buffoons on WJOX (the Roundtable) are having fun picking at Alabama fans over Saban’s statement. Unfortunately, these guys spoil the messageâ€”instead of focusing on the real problems (unruly fans), these guys turn it into an attack on the entire fanbase and muddle the point. These guys are so bad it makes me long to hear Ray Melick.