Next up? Apparently, a height-challenged Antichrist, replete with slicked-back hair and pasted-on smile, trotting out a future Alabama recruiting class, all of ’em holding up Alabama jerseys with the number “666” emblazoned with sacrificial goat’s blood.
For those who don’t recall, Vanderbilt head coach and serial pot-stirrer James Franklin grabbed a few headlines for his Commodores program in late January by referring to Nick Saban as “Nicky Satan” during an appearance at a Georgia high school’s fall sports banquet. A few months later, another SEC coach has referenced the Prince of Darkness when talking about the four-time BCS-title-winning Tide head coach.
During an appearance in Melbourne — Florida, not Australia — Tuesday night, Florida offensive line coach Tim Davis addressed his former boss Saban. And by “addressed,” we mean “took the kind of shots coaches take when in the company of boosters/supporters/fans of your football program,” especially when you’re attempting to pump up your current boss.
“[UF head coach] Will [Muschamp] and I go back to the Miami Dolphins,” Davis said, referring to their time with the NFL club under Saban. “I’ve always wanted to work with Will. Will’s got a plan. Will coached under the devil himself for seven years. I only did three. He did seven. And his DNA is not any different than Nick.”
One, that would mean Will Muschamp, Davis’ current boss, shares Lucifer’s DNA. Two, working under NFL Saban was akin to serving prison time. Three? Personality, or lack thereof, is most certainly fair game when boosters/supporters/fans of your football program are in the audience.
“”[Muschamp’s] like the other guy, only he’s got a personality,” the Gator assistant said. “He’ll smile at you. He’ll talk to you. You understand? That’s what he’s all about. That’s Will. I’m proud to work for him.”
Certainly fair points, personality-wise. Saban may not smile at you, and even if he does it’ll come off as awkward and forced. He may not even talk to you.
What he will do is win three BCS championships in four years. He will own four BCS title rings from two different SEC schools. He will, even with a “lack of a personality,” run laps around you… and you… and you on the recruiting trail. He will enter the 2013 season a heavy favorite to go back-to-back-to-back.
He would also likely awkwardly smirk at his former assistant’s bravado if/when he hears the comments, then get back to building upon the most dominant program major college football has seen in nearly two decades.
(Tip O’ the Cap: al.com)