Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is a bit of a hot-head. His temper flared up again Wednesday after an interview with Paul Finebaum.
The ESPN host was grilling Saban about not disciplining starting left tackle Cam Robinson after his recent arrest in the following clip:
Saban v. Finebaum LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLEEEEEEEEE pic.twitter.com/sRam0F5vTs
— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) July 13, 2016
Saban was livid with how Finebaum was grilling him. But honestly, you can’t blame Finebaum for going as hard as he did. If anything, he should have gone harder. Saban should have suspended Robinson for at least a game but will let Robinson get away without any sort of suspension.
That’s not forgiveable.
That’s why Finebaum was going hard on Saban.
The after-affects of the interview were somewhat crazy, as passed along by Danny West:
Finebaum: If there was a video of what Saban said to me and all of us in the 2-3 mins after that interview, it'd go viral w/ 14 million hits
— Danny West (@DannyWest247) July 13, 2016
Michael Casagrande of AL.com captured some video of the incident and posted it on twitter after the argument.
Nick Saban, Paul Finebaum have heated exchange over Cam Robinson discipline. https://t.co/306bNVVHNh
— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) July 13, 2016
Saban crosses the line here.
It’s not Finebaum’s job to pander to coaches at all. It’s his job to question their methods.
Saban had no business going after one of the better journalists out there just for doing his job. I’d completely understand if Finebaum was crossing a line. But at this point, he wasn’t and Saban just went after him.
The Crimson Tide would be ok without Cam Robinson for a game or two. They have 4- and 5-star recruits out the ying-yang. But Saban’s lack of discipline led to him show a complete lack of professionalism, and it was unacceptable.