Thursday, January 11, 2007  
Saban Press Conference
So today's press conference was nothing more than a gathering of media members that wanted a chance to talk to Coach Saban now, because he won't be available to talk to later on because of recruiting. Cool with me.

He somewhat went off on one reporter for asking about how he's going to evaluate the talent on the team -- stated that evaluating is not his job. Their job is to teach them to be better football players. He doesn't have to evaluate them to teach them to get better. (Made me smile).

Went on to state that he will announce who is staff is when it is completed (see my other posts for more on that). He will be on the road quite a bit over the next few weeks doing recruiting. He also stated that they will be pushing spring practice back as far as possible this year to give the players time to work on their strength and conditioning, and to give him a chance to get to know everyone and get everyone on the same page before they begin. He did not go into detail about the dates, but said he would let everyone know.

I, personally, am looking forward to it. I liked this press conference. Short, sweet, to the point. He was nice, but stern...friendly, but straight-forward. I dug it because, for once, rather than having media take over the press conferences, you could tell that the coach was in charge. He didn't answer questions he didn't like. It's a good indication of things to come. haha.

Comments: Very happy to hear the strength and conditioning statements. We've been pitifully out of shape at times. Think back to how insanely out of shape Nikita Stover was early in the season. It was either the Vanderbilt or Ole Miss game where he caught a pass and should've sprung it for a TD and he was totally gassed after running 25 yards and got caught.
# posted by Anonymous Nico : 9:20 PM   oh, i definitely remember. the biggest difference will be on the offensive and defensive lines. capps could actually be a serviceable offensive lineman if he bulks up.

he was getting killed by d-linemen from duke and fla international. somebody that's 6'7" and 270lbs shouldn't have that happen.
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