In Alabama, they’ve already erected a statue of Nick Saban.
In Georgia, many people alternate between hating Saban or Steve Spurrier.
In South Florida … well that is the place that Saban is – by far – hated the most.
Guess where the BCS Championship game will be played? In Miami, where Saban had a dismal experience as coach of the Miami Dolphins and also misled everybody on taking the Alabama job.
Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist Dave Hyde rehashed the general feeling about Saban:
Hyde then made these two points: “1. As a man, he’s a lout. 2. As a coach, he’s the best in sports today.” After summarizing his opinion, Hyde wrapped it up with this: “That’s why there’s such mixed feelings for Saban. We saw the lout. We just never saw the lout who won enough to make his personality irrelevant.”
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