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Nick Saban calls out five-star freshman recruit for quitting

Vincent Frank
Alabama head coach Nick Saban

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban is not one to mince words. Anyone who has caught his press conferences knows this full well.

The championship winning head man spoke to the media on Wednesday about five-star freshman recruit Anonio Alfano. He did not hold back.

The No. 5 overall recruit in the class of 2019, Alfano has not appeared in a game with the Crimson Tide this season. He was also suspended for Alabama’s Sept. 7 outing against New Mexico State.

This comes on the heels of Saban briefly discussing the freshman last week.

“He’s kind of disappeared a little bit,” Saban said, via AL.com. “I talked to our team today about the fact that people make mistakes. We all mistakes. I make mistakes. Probably everybody in this room makes mistakes. We make mistakes as parents. We make mistakes as coaches. We make mistakes in just about everything that we do.”

Alfano’s father did take to social media last week indicating that an illness in the family led to the defensive tackle’s absence from Alabama.

While initially supportive, it appears that Saban has lost patience at this point. And we all know it’s not a great thing when you get on his bad side.