Nick Saban at it again: More controversial comments stir rivals

ITKAlabama’s head coach is at it again. More controversial comments came on Thursday of this week in response to a pesky Nashville reporter.

One of the many recruiting tactics rivals use (We’re looking at you, Gustav) when trying to pick up the crumbs left by Alabama head coach Nick Saban is claiming that “if you go to Bama you’ll be buried on the depth chart.”

The object of every SEC coach's fears...and lies.

The object of every SEC coach’s fears…and lies.

That claim took another hit Thursday when Coach Saban was asked how he “keeps everyone happy” with all the talent he’s brought to Tuscaloosa. Saban appeared on Nashville’s 102.5 The Game.

“I think there’s a perception out there that we have all these players, but it’s really not that way,” Saban said. “Cyrus Kouandjio goes out for the draft this year, a year early, and Cam Robinson comes in in January and he’s the starting left tackle. If we had all those players backed up, how could a freshman that just come in in January come in and start?”

Robinson, an early enrollee, started at left tackle for the first-team offense at A-Day.

Wha??? A freshman stepping into a starting role? The fact is, a glance around the Tide’s depth chart last season uncovers a plethora of players called into duty much earlier than rival coaches would’ve had them believe.

Once again, facts get in the way of good ole fashioned rival hate. Bottom line, if you’re good enough to play, you’ll play at Alabama.

If you want “feel goodisms,” empty promises, and seasons built on Lucky Charms and slogans, there’s always Auburn.

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