With a relationship that is starting to come off as the state of Alabama’s odd couple, former Auburn basketball star Charles Barkley and Alabama coach Nick Saban have been a topic of discussion this week after the release of AL.com’s sit down interview between the two on Monday.
The conversation continued on Wednesday, when AL.com released “Part 2” of Barkley’s interview with the five-time national championship coach.
In this installment, Barkley asks Saban about the priority he places on making his players become better men in addition to winning on the football field. That question drew an extended answer from Saban, which included some reflection on his father and the values he instilled in him as a coach.
It also included a thoughtful evaluation of why his coaching style may not have meshed with the NFL during a two-year stint as head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Saban went 15-17 with the Dolphins in 2005-06 before returning to the college game at Alabama.
You can find Saban’s complete answer to the question here: