Alabama head coach Nick Saban recently made headlines for laying into Alabama’s student section for not showing up in force for the team’s latest cupcake matchup against Louisiana-Lafayette.

“I think what makes this a special experience here is when we have great support from everybody in the program, everybody that supports the program, all of our fans, all of our students,” Saban said, according to 247Sports. “I can honestly say I was a little disappointed there weren’t more students at the last game. I think we’re trying to address that. I don’t think they’re entitled to anything, either. Me personally, I think it ought to be first-come, first-serve. If they don’t want to come to the game, they don’t have to come. But I’m sure there’s enough people around here that would like to go to the games and we’d like for them to come too because they support the players.”


On Friday, Tim Tebow not only agreed with Saban but ripped into the Alabama students with a disparaging remark about spending “daddy’s money.”

Now, Tebow has become much more comfortable about making strong statements of late, but this is out of character for him. It’s a pretty stunning statement.

On the one hand some might agree with his conclusion. On the other hand, it’s become pretty old watching Alabama beat up on inferior teams like Louisiana-Lafayette, Arkansas State and (we assume) Citadel, which is coming up later this year.

So, in all honesty, it’s hard to blame students for not showing up en masse to watch the mighty Crimson Tide annihilate a bad Sun Belt team.

Even if it is their “daddy’s money.”