Safe to say Nick Saban the coach would not recruit Nick Saban the player.
Speaking on his radio show Thursday night, the legendary Alabama football coach was asked whether anyone on his current roster reminds him of himself during his playing days. Saban played defensive back for Kent State in the early 1970s.
Saban was honest in his response, acknowledging he wasn't nearly as talented as the five-star prospects that the Crimson Tide reel in every year.
"Saban asked if anyone on the team reminds him of himself as a player at Kent State: 'First of all, I wasn't good enough to play at Alabama. And if there's anybody on our team that reminds me of me, I hope they don't get to play because we might be in trouble.'" -- Charlie Potter
The normally buttoned-up Saban even made a bit of a joke, saying if there is anyone on the Crimson Tide roster who's similar to him as a player, "I hope they don't get to play because we might be in trouble."
Safe to say Alabama, coming off its first loss of the season, isn't planning to give the reserves a chance to see the field any time soon.
Saban and the Crimson Tide will look to bounce back from their loss to Tennessee when they host No. 24 Mississippi State on Saturday.