Technology keeps Saban on ‘straight & narrow’

While technology gets a lot of guys in trouble (you know the the Internet is 90-percent porn and 10-percent everything else), technology is keeping one sinner on the straight and narrow—none other than Nick Saban.

You might be asking how Saban uses technology to be a better person? He uses it to make sure he can attend church.

“I’ve really gotten into this technology age,” Saban said. “I used to come in early and watch the film, but now I have them put it on a laptop and take it home and when I get up in the morning and make the coffee and have my two Debbie cookies then I go in and just turn my laptop on watch the game and I’ll grade half of it and I come in after church. I feel like I really need to go to church, so I always try to get there.”

Even Saban worries about his immortal soul. These types of tidbits provide an interesting look into the mind of Alabama’s coach. He is more relaxed and very open with the media this year.

Juxtapose that approach with the wagon circling going on elsewhere in the SEC.

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Injury notes
Andre Smith and Earl Alexander are doubtful for the Tulane game. Saban said Smith sprained his MCL and that has created problems for Smith when he attempts “inside lateral movement.” However, fans should take solace. Saban said this injury is one that heals up nicely without surgery in about a week.

Alexander is suffering from an anckle problem. Also, receiver Will Oakley continues to work towards a return. Saban said no decision has been made on Oakley’s status for the game.

Focus watch
“We are pleased with the progress that we made today in practice,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. “I thought the players had pretty good focus, pretty good energy and I think we made some improvement. It was a tough physical game that we are coming off of and we have been dragging a little bit, but I thought we did a pretty good job today.

“The big point of emphasis is you either get better or get worse out there and we need to get better. We can’t be satisfied with where we are. Anybody that’s pleased with where we are right now needs to get content with mediocrity, because that’s not where we want to be and that’s not where we want to try and go. That’s not what we want to try and play toward. We are really interested in trying to play to the capacity that we have as a team, which means we want to reach our potential in what we are doing. There are some things that we can do a lot better. There are more players who can contribute in a more positive way and that certainly something that we want to try to accomplish.”

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  1. 1
    Bama Fan in NYC

    As evil as the opposition depicts him to be, at least he knows where to be on Sunday morning, which is a place most doesn’t ponder on going.

  2. 2
    FinebaumJunkie

    I agree NYC, although most friends I have use every word in the book during a game, me, not so much but I do admit I kinda regret my choices on gameday. But I know who I am, and like the Book says, no one is without sin. But I have heard many people take the Lord’s name in vain, then turn around and claim they are “good” christians. And that God favors one team over another. I’m sure you know a few like that. Anyway, I have never said Saban was a bad person. He is just the coach on the opposing team. Unlike those in Miami, and some in Baton Rouge, I don’t hate him.

  3. 3
    FinebaumJunkie

    I know this may be a little late, as I have said I have had comp problems lately, but I was just browsing past posts, and I found something that just pissed me off. Regarding the
    “Why the optimisim” post, someone said that all Auburn posters should be banned. Here is an idea for you, put a ID checker on the site before you put it on the WORLD WIDE WEB, jackass. Why should I not be able to come here and post my views? I have said time and again this is a great site, and yeah, I have been a dick on here, but only in response to another penises. Look, I’m not taking credit for shi*, but I listen to a lot of talk shows. I had never heard of this site till I came to Finebaum’s site and saw the link. Here lately, and as much as I hate to admit it, Shane does a damn good job of promoting it. So has Idick,I mean Iman, Dawson, and others. I have family in Georgia, and Florida, and they know about this site. I have spread the word. Listen I know you all want to have a private place to talk, but judging from Alan’s comments, he is happy with what this is. You know what that is? The best site on the web. Yeah, I’m sure Auburn has some good sites too, but you know whats missing? People with balls to go into enemy land on a regular basis, some of us with something relative and constructive to say. Peace out.

  4. 4
    Pluto

    Well Junkie – I really don’t like you Barner Bastards – but since this is a free country – I say go on and post. Alan is obviously an Communist and must be reeducated .
    I am glad that you think you are a Dick Junkie. No argument .

  5. 5
    FinebaumJunkie

    At least I am a creative dick, unlike some that bring nothing to the table, such as a limp dick like you, bastard. LOL have a good day.

  6. 8
    Ballplay Indian

    Even Saban worries about his immortal soul? Wow , the writer really shows some humility there. I hope that everyone worries about their immortal soul.

  7. 9
    Bamaman

    Finebaumjunkie, Well said, you will not hear the Lord’s name in vain come from my mouth. I don’t like to hear it or see it, it is just not necessary, ever!

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