After a former player questioned the present squad, Nick Saban admitted Alabama’s culture has been lacking and wishes a reset in 2022.
Alabama football is a proud program. While some teams can shrug off a two-loss season as “one in all those years,” that’s not acceptable in Tuscaloosa.
Head coach Nick Saban acknowledged that in his weekly appearance on the Crimson Tide Sports Network.
“I feel the large thing that is very important for our team straight away is that we recapture the culture of what this team has all the time been, how we’ve all the time played for years here, the form of toughness we play with, the form of discipline we play with, the best way we compete,” Saban said.
Nick Saban said Bo Scarbrough called out Alabama’s culture in 2022
Not less than one former player has criticized the mindset of the present team to Nick Saban himself. The top coach recounted what happened when Bo Scarbrough made an appearance in Alabama this week.
In response to Saban, Scarbrough tapped his finger on the table for emphasis while saying, “After we played here, we were ensuring the opposite team went the sport was over would say we never need to play them again.”
Saban highlighted the instance set by Scarbrough and others as “the form of culture that we would like to attempt to recreate.”
“I don’t want any former player coming to me saying you guys should not what they expect you to be,” he said.
The Tide took a step towards making things right with last week’s win over Ole Miss. Saban must see the team carry that forward, even in the event that they’re playing lowly Austin Peay this week.
“I don’t care who we’re playing,” Saban said. “If anybody can tell who we’re playing this week by on the way you practice this week, something’s unsuitable with you. That’s not what it’s all about.”
The Crimson Tide can’t win the SEC Championship but they’ll still finish the season strong with performances against Austin Peay and Auburn with a watch on making a press release within the bowl game.
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