ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has weighed in on Nick Saban’s latest viral press conference rant.
Earlier this weekend, Saban was asked about tight end Jahleel Billingsley, who needs to work his way up the depth chart after missing time. Saban was asked how it’s going.
“That’s up to him. That’s not up to me,” Saban said Saturday. “He knows what he’s supposed to do in practice. He’s known what he’s supposed to do. This is not a democracy. Everybody doesn’t get to do what they want to do. Everybody doesn’t get to do what they feel like doing. You got to buy in and do what you’re supposed to do to be a part of the team and do the things you need to do in practice every day. Sense of urgency, play fast, execute, do your job,” Saban said.
“It’s a privilege to everybody to go out there and create value for yourself,” he said. “We have scouts at practice every day. Everybody thinks it’s just about playing in the game. It’s not just about playing in the game. They watch practice film. They watch guys every day.
“You guys on ESPN, you evaluate what happens in a game. Aight? But [the scouts] evaluate what happens everyday, what you do every day. So what are you doing everyday to create any value for yourself? And you got to create value for yourself so that your teammates and everybody gains confidence in you. Aight? So you have their confidence when you go out there and play.
“That’s up to every player on the team. I don’t make that decision for everybody on the team. I try to get them to do it. I try to point out the importance of them doing it. But it’s up to them to do it. Maybe that’s not my question to answer.”
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit is a big fan.
How good is this!!?
Scream this from the top of the mountains. #WinningCulture https://t.co/NEwJ8JsjB1
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) August 22, 2021
Alabama is set to open the 2021 season on Saturday, Sept. 4 against Miami.
The Crimson Tide will kick off against the Hurricanes at 3:30 p.m. E.T.
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