Is Alabama's coach really on message boards?
By Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman on Twitter)
Alabama’s Nick Saban is tired of information about Tide players’ injuries being speculated about on college football message boards. Of course he could just give the media and his passionate fans the information and avoid the issue. Instead, he had this to say last Friday about those fan boards:
"Every time somebody posts something on a message board ... I'm gonna start messing with you. I don't know how to do that, but I'm gonna start doing it. Every day I'm going to post something that's just total B.S. You all can go crazy out on misinformation and bad information.”
Interesting – Nick Saban posting “B.S.”. Instead of being happy about our choice of Alabama as preseason No. 1, he dedcided to chastise the media. We at Athlon have taken the last week to search message boards from all over the country, and we may have found some of Saban’s posts. If you see any, please let us know. We have to protect the sanctity of message boards everywhere.
ArmaniTuscaloosa: “I’ve got no clue where Bama players got all those suits. Never heard of T-Town Menswear”
Fins4ever: “I am not going to be the Alabama coach.”
DefinitelyNotNickSaban: "I heard a rumor that Nick Saban is going to coach at the University of Phoenix. The BCS Championship game will be played online this year."
DonMagicNick: “Coaching ain’t easy. Maybe I’ll become an agent.”
TideFishStory: “Our players just like fishing. Makes total sense that they were on a charter boat with an older business owner. He’s not a booster.”
HGTVNick: “The windsor valances are a nice touch. I really like discussing home décor, Mrs. Tuohy.”
Sabanochio: “Bama hates to lose transfers. It was all academics and injuries though; had nothing to do with being passed on the depth chart”
Golden_Flash_Dancer: "If having sweet hair was an NCAA rules violation, Bama would be on probation for the next 5,000 years. Just sayin'."
Weed'emOut: “Oversigning? Never heard of it. I’m not sure what those guys over at Oversigning.com are doing with all those big numbers.”
OhHeyHowAreYa: “I thought the Bump Rule was just for 2008. Those were chance meetings in Memphis (2009) and Oklahoma City (2011).”
SECMediaDayZinger: "I really appreciate you media guys being here. I'll definitely treat you with respect the other 364 days of the year."
BamaMath: “The Tide has 13 National Titles. The school’s count has to be correct; don’t listen to those national people.”
Sabanmetrics: "Is this a message board? Hello? Any five star recruits in here who like ‘special treatment’? If there are any NCAA investigators in here my name is...Gene Chizik."
CoachSpeak101: "I'm not game-planning for Penn State in Week 2. All of our offseason attention has been on Kent State. Seriously."
Belichick'sBoy: "The Gators are going to LOL the STFU on ROTFLMAO and Noob all season (I don't understand anything I just typed.)"