Boobirds, beware: You will cost Nick Saban and the Alabama football program big time this weekend.
That’s the message Saban relayed to fans at his weekly radio show on Thursday night. The coach said an all-time high 61 recruits will be in town against Ole Miss on Saturday night, and fans should keep that in mind when they want to boo the home team.
“You think them other 61 players that are coming here — that are good players — they want to come here when you do that?” Saban asked. “Support our players in a positive way.”
He even offered an alternative.
“You can boo me,” he said. “Don’t boo them. I’ll take responsibility for what they do and they don’t do. And if they can’t kick the ball, that’s my fault.”
His last sentence was in reference to kicker Adam Griffith and punter JK Scott, whose performances have upset fans through the first two games of the season.
Saban again implored fans to be “positive,” and left the show as those in attendance showered him with a round of applause.
Saban: Don't boo Alabama this week because there are a zillion recruits in town… "If (specialists) can't kick the ball, that's my fault."
— Alex Martin Smith (@asmiff) September 18, 2015