Nick Saban Slams Media For Questions About The Depth Chart: “Your Focus Is Not On The Game, It’s On The Depth Chart”

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If you keep up with college football, then you know that Alabama head coach Nick Saban is arguably the greatest college football coach of all time, racking up a whopping total of seven National Championships throughout his career.

But, you also know that he is one of the most intense, fiery coaches in all of college football, as we’ve seen him go off on the media, and also lose his mind on the sidelines too many times to count over the years.

Of course, to be this great of a football coach you have to have some level of intensity, but Saban can be downright scary at times.

The Crimson Tide kicks off their 2023 season against Middle Tennessee State, and everybody is wondering who the Tide’s starting lineup will be, particularly the quarterback position.

Alabama has Jalen Milroe, who took over for a brief period of time after Bryce Young got hurt, and also has Notre Dame transfer Tyler Buchner. Former blue chip recruit Ty Simpson is on the roster as well, but played very little in his freshman season.

It’s believed that Milroe has the edge as this year’s starter, but Saban isn’t giving anything written in stone.

With that being said, Saban was not happy with the media when discussing the depth chart situation on Monday.

He said:

“I know your number one focus is not on the game, it’s on the depth chart.

And look, there’s a lot of competition on the team, and when we put a depth chart out, you all think that’s final, like it’s etched in stone and it’s going to be this way forevermore just because we come out of fall camp and that’s where it is.

It creates a lot of distractions on our team. Creates a lot of guys thinking, ‘Well, this guy won the job now and I’m not going to play or whatever.’ And quite frankly, we don’t need that. I want all of our players to continue to compete. Continue to compete for playing time. To try to play at the highest level, and I don’t want anyone on our team to think they’re a backup player or whatever.”

The depth chart does that, most of the players on our time know who should start in the game and who shouldn’t start… nobody is entitled to play just because we put it on a piece of paper, so I apologize for that, but it is what it is.”

Needless to say, ol’ Saban wasn’t having it.

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