Irony…thy name is Saban

During signing day ESPN interviewed Coach Saban, to which he responded that "we also tell them (regarding recruits)that when you do commit, that we expect this to be your decision". Perhaps Coach needs to practice what he preaches.

If you watched ESPN’s coverage of National Signing Day on Wednesday, it was hard to miss Alabama head coach Nick Saban.

Saban’s Crimson Tide, after all, racked up what many consider the nation’s number one recruiting class. Featuring the head coach of the reigning national champion and the clubhouse leader for the top-ranked signing class made perfect sense for the World Wide Leader in Sports (nevermind that the network has a lucrative deal in place with the SEC).
During the broadcast Saban offered his opinion on a number of topics among which was the daunting task of roster management.

I think what we try to do with the guys is be honest, upfront, you know, communicate well with the families.  They sort of know what to expect from us, and we know what to expect from them, and we don’t ever pressure anybody to commit to us. We also tell them that when you do commit, that we expect this to be your decision. We’ve obviously got a pretty good…group of character guys that all stay true to their word.

A commitment is just that:  A commitment.  Unless it is someone better right Coach?

Darius Philon, who committed to Alabama early and took no further visits, was unavailable for comment.  He was busy getting directions Little Rock on Mapquest.

Jeremy Taylor who was committed to Alabama for more than a year was also unavailable for comment.  He was in his bedroom using Google to find out if the grass in Kentucky really is blue or if that’s just a saying.

Apparently Coach Saban doesn’t understand the term hypocrisy.  Irony seems to escape him as well.


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