Earlier this week, Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban take pictures with Crimson Tide fans who, no longer satisfied with simply winning, lament their team for not beating their opponents week after week. While Saban’s insinuations of “narcissistic” fans caused a stir, in his comments about certain fans, that’s how the seven-nation national champion times supporting his players by saying that mentality isn’t fair to the team.
Saturday, Saban and his players must reap the reward of a Victory is not easy to get. For most of the Iron Bowl, the Crimson Tide was closed by Auburn, leading 10-0 at the start of the fourth quarter. But on the 97-yard run that started with the game 1:03 left, Alabama scored the winning goal to force overtime, which they won 24-22.
In the dressing room after the game, Saban was seen celebrating with his players, showcasing the more cheerful side of the 70-year-old coach icon.
Earlier in the week, Saban said that the mentality that Alabama has to win by such a scoreline is unfair to his players, “because our players try to train to be their best. maybe.” Saturday, Saban’s happiness in his post-match press conference largely stemmed from how united he felt the players were with one another, and how they managed to avoid being knocked out to the point of stunning opponents. The most annoying player on the road.
“I think I’ll miss this because of the way the players played in the game. It was a great comeback,” Saban said. after the game. “Over there [were] Many times when those guys, we can just throw a towel and say they have a great position on the field, if they score one more, this game could be over – and we will always be lost. fired or stopped. That’s what it feels like to be on a team.
“The feeling of everyone being committed to each other, being positive, trusting and believing in each other enough to go out and make the kind of play that they’ve made, especially late in the game, that makes it great.” especially win. You don’t experience that much, so when you do – and we certainly did tonight – you always remember that.”
After a remarkable win in head-to-head week, Alabama’s next step in trying to defend their national championship will be a showdown with No. Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship Game next weekend on CBS.
https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/watch-nick-saban-dances-with-alabama-players-in-locker-room-after-comeback-to-win-iron-bowl-in-overtime/ WATCH: Nick Saban dances with the Alabama players in the locker room after returning to win the Iron Bowl in extra time