Nick Saban Was Not Happy to Be Asked About DJ Fluker

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Today Yahoo Sports published a story alleging that Alabama’s DJ Fluker received over $30,000 in improper benefits while playing for Alabama. That’s important because it could call into question Alabama’s 2011 and 2012 national titles. The story also happened to drop two days before Alabama leaves for Texas A&M, where the Tide will play the biggest game of the college football season.

How happy do you think Nick Saban was with this story and its timing?

If you were listening to me on 3HL I told you today’s Saban press conference at 5:45 central would be outstanding.

And it did not disappoint.  

Nick Saban did not want to talk about the Yahoo allegations. He made that clear in the opening. 

Reporters, as they were obligated to do, still asked him three times about the allegations.

This made Nick Saban very mad. 

You will love this video.  

It gets really entertaining about three minutes in. 


Nick Saban, the press conference gift that keeps on giving.  

If you’re wondering which reporters were brave enough to stand up to Nick Saban. Question one is Yahoo’s Pat Forde, question two is long time Alabama beat writer, and really funny guy on Twitter, Cecil Hurt, and question three is Marq Burnette. 

It’s important to identify these reporters here because they will all three mysteriously disappear tonight and never be heard from again. 

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