HOOVER, Ala. — Alabama took center stage first during Wednesday’s session of SEC Media, but the fireworks took place after Alabama coach Nick Saban left the main interview room.
During an appearance on SEC Network, Saban got into a heated exchange with radio host Paul Finebaum about whether or not Crimson Tide left tackle Cam Robinson would be suspended at any point this season.
Saban and Finebaum’s back-and-forth ended up dominating the day as the two frenemies ultimately did their jobs, with Finebaum pushing for answers and Saban protecting his program.
Here’s a look at some of the other storylines media picked up on Wednesday that were related to Alabama football:
- Lane Kiffin must prove he’s learned from Nick Saban to get another head coaching job, writes Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples
- Don’t question Saban’s compassion for his team, writes Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News
- During his exchange with Paul Finebaum, Saban reportedly insinuated that the arresting officers in Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones were LSU fans, according to Michael Casagrade of AL.com
- The Monroe police department responded to the report of Saban insinuating that the officers were LSU fans, according to Glenn Guilbeau of USA Today
- Associated Press reporter John Zenor says Alabama’s quarterback competition could carry into the season for the third straight year
- If Nick Saban wants to change behavior, he should hand out a suspension to Cam Robinson, writers Duane Rankin of the Montgomery Advertiser
- Eddie Jackson enters the season more confident, writes Kayla Howard of the Anniston Star
- Gridiron Now’s Jimmy Hyams believes O.J. Howard should be a bigger weapon in Alabama’s offense this season