Nick Saban did not know that AJ McCarron is on the cover of this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated. During his weekly press conference on Wednesday, Saban was asked what he thought about AJ’s appearance on the cover of SI. Saban responded with his normal joyful enthusiasm.
Here are some things to take into consideration when attending a Saban press conference:
1. Nick does not sit around reading magazines “or what” all day.
“Do you think I sit around all day looking at magazines or what? I don’t even know what you’re talking about.
2. If you plan on attending a Saban presser please take a week out of your life to follow him around campus so that you can be prepared to ask the correct questions.
3. Do NOT ask about world events.
“You ask a question every week that I don’t know anything about. You need to come here and walk around and follow me around for like a week. I haven’t seen a newspaper today, I don’t know what’s happening in the world.
4. Make sure and mention the weather.
“I watch the Weather Channel for 10 minutes in the morning while I have a cup of coffee so I know what the weather’s going to be so we can practice inside or outside.
5. Take into consideration that if you have done none of the above, your question may not generate an answer.
“Other than that, I really can’t answer your question because I have no knowledge of any of it.”
If you follow those steps, you are likely to successfully make it through a Nick Saban press conference.
Saban did compliment his star quarterback towards the end of the rant, saying “I’m sure he looks great,” but made sure to end with another shot at the guys who are just doing their job, even if the questions are sometimes dumb.
“What did you ask me about the other day? Something came out like I was supposed to be right on the edge of my seat … like that’s all I’ve got to worry about.”