Sunday night, Nick Saban went to the Over the Mountain Touchdown Club in Birmingham to accept the Bobby Bowden Coach of the Year Award. The honor has only been around for four seasons and Saban has won it three of those four years.
It was also his first public appearance since he kicked four players off his football team for chargers of robbery and use of a stolen debit card. While he says it’s unfortunate, there’s a lesson the rest of his team can learn from the incident.
“We’re dealing with problems we haven’t had in five and a half years on the team, which to me, says I’m going to do this because I can do it,” said Saban. “That’s the attitude you hope to avoid, people have to respect the values of the organization for you to be successful but I really like where our team is and how our team has worked in the off-season program and it’s a work in progress.”