Nick Saban’s Alabama football team blew Ole Miss away, but the head coach was still furious on the sidelines as he led 21 points.
The thing that makes Nick Saban great is being furious on the sidelines during a blowout win.
Alabama welcomed the Ole Miss Rebels to Bryant-Denny Stadium and gave them a shout. The Crimson Tide led 28-10 going into halftime.
However, Ole Miss beat Alabama in the second half and Saban’s reactions on the sidelines showed how unhappy he was about that.
Nick Saban demands perfection from Alabama football, even in blowouts
After the game, Saban told reporters that he wanted to see his team close stronger.
“If there is a negative in the game, we have to learn how to finish the game. We didn’t finish the game the way we wanted to,” said Saban Charlie Potter from 247 Sports. “…But it’s a great win.”
It was indeed a great win in a long string of great wins by the Crimson Tide and Saban specifically. He improved to 24-0 against his former assistants by beating Lane Kiffin.
A win over Ole Miss, even with the Rebels ranked high, means nothing if the Crimson Tide doesn’t address all their mistakes when they come. A pass interference late in a blowout may not be expensive, but it can be late in a tight matchup. That’s what Saban is looking forward to.
The thing is, the tide seems to be getting better and better, while everyone else in college football can’t keep up with the pace. Next week they will have another test against Texas A&M. Maybe they really should end up in that. Saban doesn’t seem to want to take any chances.
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