TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Everyone in Tuscaloosa is feeling the heat, including Alabama football and coach Nick Saban.
It has routinely been 90+ degrees in Tuscaloosa which has affected how Alabama practices. Saban wants the players to have enough mental toughness to push through these conditions because there’ll come a point this season when the Crimson Tide plays a game in this type of heat.
As he often does, Saban used his Wednesday news conference to send a players a message about the importance of sustaining consistency despite some of the factors they can’t control.
Saban never said Alabama had a poor practice, but it was clear he wasn’t 100 percent pleased with what he saw on the field. Saban tried to work himself up during his opening statement, but didn’t full commit.
But as reporters began asking questions, Saban became a little more agitated despite how mundane the questions were. He even dropped the s-bomb at one point.
Saban questioned why teams should even play games given the fact that the media has their predictions about what is going to happen before the season.
He wasn’t actually upset. He was in more of a jovial mood. It’s the dog days of summer.
Watch Saban’s full news conference below: