Does Alabama’s Saban need security?

AP columnist Tim Dahlberg raised an interesting question in this column (see it all below) on police and sports, “And how about the state troopers who shadow college football coaches across the South like they are working protection for the president? Is Nick Saban so important to the people of Alabama that he needs as many armed guards as the state’s governor?”

The answer is no. No! Alabama’s Nick Saban needs more!

The governor handles a variety of unimportant tasks. He leads economic development efforts to land corporations like Mercedes, Honda, Hyundai and EADS. Sure, it creates jobs, but it isn’t as important as what happens on the Gridiron. Besides, I heard Artur Davis declare that tax breaks for these out-of-state companies was a bad thing.

While the governor is unimportant, you can’t say that about Nick Saban. What Nick Saban does for the Alabama Crimson Tide matters throughout the state. He plays on a larger stage—you don’t go a week without seeing Nick Saban on national, regional or local television. When you compare television time, Saban is a celebrity and Gov. Bob Riley isn’t. Nick Saban affects people’s lives. How can anyone compare the two?

Dahlberg shows his ignorance of the south when he asks this: “Just what are they protecting him from?”

Have you seen the crowds SEC football coaches attract? Did you see the drunk woman who kissed Nick Saban when he arrived in Tuscaloosa? Some people need protection—not only for themselves, but for the safety of everyone attending these events.

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  1. 1
    AuburnTigerFan

    I’ll tell you who needs security. Gene Chizik. Thats who needs more security. Now before your smarty pants Bammers start opening up your ignorant lie holes I’ll tell you why. Why? Cause we are talking about a potential 10 time national Cahmpionship and future write in Untied States Prwesident here. Thats why.
    Face the facts Bammers yall are plumb scared of Coach Chizik. He has out recruited yall and has the brilliant mind that gave approval to such triumphant projects as The Big Cat Weekend and the Tiger Prowl.
    Now old Little Nicky $atan couldnt have none of that so he had his buddies at the NC double A try to quash it. I would even bet that somewhere there is a Bammer Death Squad plotting the assasination of Coach Chizik. Dont do it. Or Pat Dye will have his revenge.

    Wanna know who else the bammerturd crimsonnecks are scarred of? I’ll tell you who, Auther Gustav Malzahn. Thats who. Admit it Bammers he owned yall at the Iron Bowl. He hit ol’ saby with so many runs that saban was begging for a pass! The Bammur thug defense looked like a punch drunk 2 dollar whore.
    It aint over … not by a long shot Bamzos. Mark my words, Gene Chizik will be the first coach to winn 500 games consecutively and become a U.S. President. Therefore and in conclusion. Gene Chizik needs more security.
    Oh yeah… Bammer sucks.

  2. 2
    Dawg Daily 06May: Leather Helmet Blog

    […] Ever wonder why SEC coaches have more security than their state's governor: While the governor is unimportant, you can't say that about Nick Saban. What Nick Saban does for the Alabama Crimson Tide matters throughout the state. He plays on a larger stage—you don't go a week without seeing Nick Saban on national, regional or local television. When you compare television time, Saban is a celebrity and Gov. Bob Riley isn't. Nick Saban affects people's lives. How can anyone compare the two? […]

  3. 3
    Denny Chimes

    “It aint over … not by a long shot Bamzos. Mark my words, Gene Chizik will be the first coach to winn 500 games consecutively and become a U.S. President. ”

    Funny stuff. I guess before Chizik wins 500 games it might be a start for him to get above .500 first as a head coach (Cue the barners with his record as an assistant).

  4. 4
    prophet

    The Prophet Speaks when necessary.

    It looks as if we are going to have a scheduling decision to make for

    the 2012 season.

    Jack Swarbrick has been in contact with Coach Saban and Coach Moore

    about a possible game with Notre Dame at Soldier Field for the 2012

    season opener. The marketing for this game could be legendary.

    Also, Jerry Jones is begging for UA to play a game in his new stadium.

    We told him if he could get Ohio State or Texas or USC we would agree

    to the game. Jones asked if Missouri would be a team we would play and

    he received a strong no. Coach Saban wants to play what he calls

    Diamond Games.

    On top of that, Steve Robinson wants us to play Miami in Atlanta.
    Coach Saban is not thrilled with the prospect of that game seeing as
    how he has established the Georgia pipeline he so badly wanted. My gut
    tells me we will play Notre Dame.

    I know many here have been worried about the offensive line, but the
    biggest worry for the coaches is the secondary. Barron is a great
    player with all the physical tools, but he has some issues in
    coverage, and he is the only returning starter. It is common knowledge
    that a true freshman will be starting at one corner spot and BJ will
    play the Javy role of last year. A player to keep an eye on in Fall

    Camp is Kendall Kelly. He really impressed the coaches with his play

    in Spring Camp.

  5. 5
    WIRE2WIRE

    SABAN – BIG TIME SECURITY UPGRADE PAID BY BAMA ATHLETIC DEPT…CHIZ – RUNNING DIRTIEST PROGRAM IN THE COUNTRY – THERE IS NO PROTECTION

  6. 6
    13andCounting

    The Auburn players may need security…… from each other. Remember DeRon Furr?

    And before the Aubies start commenting…
    Yes, I’m obsessed with Auburn
    Yes, Malzahn is a Genius,
    Yes, Saban is scared of Chizik
    Yes, Auburn is on the rise (seriously, they have nowhere to go but up, right?)

    Etc., etc.Bammers, etc. Bama turds, etc., Criminal Tide, etc

  7. 7
    AuburnTigerFan

    Okay Bammers,
    It is about time some of yall started seeing the writing on the outhouse wall. Now here’s how its gonna go down.
    Game one.
    Auburn vs. Arkansas St.
    auburn goes out with 1st game gitters and the Arkansas State crew score 39 points. But it owned by an Auburn team that scores 50.

    Game 2
    Mississippi St.
    Dan Mullen has done miracles at starkville but will get a chance to see what a true spread master can do when he runs into the offensive chainsaw known as the Gus Malzahn Auburn offense. Final score. MISS STATE 47 Auburn 48 in a TOTAL DOMINATION.

    vs Clemson.
    Auburn traditionally owns Clemson. Final score Auburn 63, Clemson 60. In an absolute beatdown.

    vs. South Carolina

    spurrier is a joke and always has been. he could never be the great coach that Gene chizik is.
    Auburn 68, south Carolina 38. In a demoralizing loss for the cocks. (ha ha I said the cocks LMAO)

    vs. La Monroe.
    In a game that most Bammer fans would run from like the plague auburn completely owns the (Whatever the Lamo’s call themselves.) Auburn 127, LaMo 44.

    vs. Kentucky.
    Payback time, for a lucky win last season. Auburn injures so many UK players that the band is being subbed in by the 2nd quarter. A total massacre in a low scoring affair. Auburn 34, UK 32.

    vs. Arkansas
    Gene Chizik proves once and for all that Bobby Petrino didnt turn down AU way back when an knocks the slobber out of Petrino and his team in what can only be called sheer and utter domination. After the game expect petrino to get the ax.
    Auburn 75, Arkansas 70.

    vs. LSU
    The Mad Hatter Lessmiles is losing it, wanna know why? i’ll tell you why. Auburn thats why. Gene Chizik will be the man proclaimed as the :the man who ended Lessmiles coaching career at LSU. Thus depriving the Saban of his glory and the justification that Saban built LSU up and Miles tore LSU down. After the game this year dont be surprised if Coach Chizik has to turn down a $100 million contract in Baton rouge.
    Auburn 44, LSU 43

    vs. Ole Miss.
    Whats to say Houston Nutt is a great coach. But Gene Chizik is better. Why? Cause I say so.
    Auburn 94, Ole MS. 73

    vs. Chattanooga
    auburn get the opportunity to show Bammer how it is done again.
    Auburn 187, UChat 35

    Vs. Georgie.

    Richt is under the gun and once again Chizik will show why he is earning the reputation “the career killer”
    UGA has been lucky and reeled of a string of wins in the series lately. But Coach Chizik will change that and beat UGA so bad that Richt will be beheaded after the game.
    Auburn 66, UGA 38

    vs. Alabama.
    Dont get me started on the godless, inbred hordes of bammer trash.

    Auburn 197, Bammer 0

    SECCG Florida doesnt even bother to show up. winner…. Auburn.

    NC.
    Auburn and Missouri play in the first ever Championship game where both clubs run the spread. Auburn wins a shoothout 510- 495 in a game where the defenses never even take the field and both offenses line up against each other in a game were both teams score everytime one of their players touch the ball.

    Afterward Gene Chizik will take off his shirt and throw it to a little boy in the tunnel in appreciation for a coke. and Gus malzahn will be nighted by queen Elizabeth.

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