If you’re wondering what makes Nick Saban such a good coach (aside from his tireless work ethic, excellent recruiting skills, and defensive mind), this clip from his news conference on Tuesday will give you some insight. About halfway through the video Saban gets rolling in response to a question about keeping his team motivated against an “inferior” opponent like Florida International.
That’s right folks, there are no cupcakes in Nick Saban’s book. And actually, that’s a really important lesson for his team to learn. Saban already experienced that sort of disappointment when they lost to Louisiana-Monroe in his first season in Tuscaloosa so he knows how losing focus one week can derail one’s season. By the way, as far as #4 goes, it doesn’t take a whole lot to be better than anyone Virginia Tech offered up on offense last week. They stunk.