Former Auburn basketball great Charles Barkley can think of only one way to end Alabama coach Nick Saban’s reign over the rest of the SEC: get him stuck in Guantanamo Bay.
Barkley said as much during a Tuesday interview with Rick Karle of Alabama television station WBRC, in which he discussed Saban’s accomplishments and what Auburn coach Gus Malzahn can do to catch up with his program’s hated in-state rival. And, of course, his answer was as entertaining as you’d expect.
“I want to go to Cuba. I want to see it in its pristine state before all the changes come,” Barkley said. “I want to take Saban with me. There’s no chance he’d ever come back. I would love to invite him to Cuba with me. We’re not playing golf — I’m going to try and get him to Guantanamo Bay and get him stuck there.”
Barkley, of course, was joking about his plans for Saban; he was actually quite complimentary of the coach, who is entering his 10th season at the helm in Tuscaloosa. Barkley said you’d have to be a fool to not appreciate what Saban has accomplished at Alabama, at one point calling him “the greatest football coach ever.”
But that doesn’t mean he likes the fact it comes at Auburn’s expense.
Charles Barkley is going off! I asked him who he thinks is the best college football coach of all time. Auburn fans might not like his answer. Joked Charles, “I’d love for Nick to come to Cuba with me. I’ll take him to Guantanamo Bay & get him stuck there.”
Link has 10 minutes of interview.
Posted by Rick Karle WBRC on Tuesday, June 14, 2016