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Saban takes a jab at 'University of Auburn'

Whether accidentally on purpose or purposely on accident, Nick Saban and his rapier wit have taken a little shot at his in-state and SEC rivals this afternoon.

The Alabama football team was feted at halftime of a Tide basketball game and presented with the Iron Bowl Trophy for their November win over Auburn.  Speaking to the assembled masses, Coach Woodcock lauded his vanquished rivals in a classic case of unintentional juxtaposition that could happen to just about anybody.

We also have a tremendous amount of respect for the University of Auburn,” Saban was quoted as saying by Gentry Estes of the Mobile Press-Register.

Technically, the other state institution is known as Auburn University.

Saban wasn’t done with the verbal lobs, either, as the title-winning coach went on to praise the Tigers’ current head coach, saying that “Gene Cheez-it has made tremendous inroads on the recruiting front*.”

[*: No, he didn’t really didn’t say that.]

Regardless, I’m quite certain that Coach Saban is very upset and embarrassed over the very public faux pas, did not mean anything by it, and has pinky-sworn that it will never, ever happen again.

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6 Responses to “Saban takes a jab at 'University of Auburn'”
  1. Deb says: Mar 6, 2010 3:47 PM

    ROFL …. and thanks, I needed it.
    You’re having a slow news day, aren’t you, John?
    Sure wish that were the case for my part of the AFC North … sigh.

  2. John Taylor says: Mar 6, 2010 4:15 PM

    Yeah, it’s just a weeeeee bit slow on the college football side. Can’t somebody stick a microphone in Kiffin’s face or something?

  3. Bious says: Mar 8, 2010 7:34 PM

    For the love of god, it was an honest slip up
    I worked near AU for years and I have said University of Auburn at times

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