We knew it was just a matter of time until the right opportunity presented itself for Nick Saban to respond to Steve Spurrier’s April jab.

Spurrier’s loose lips had this to say in April:

“He’s got a nice little gig going, a little bit like (John) Calipari. He tells guys, ‘Hey, three years from now, you’re going to be a first-round pick and go.’ If he wants to be the greatest coach or one of the greatest coaches in college football, to me, he has to go somewhere besides Alabama and win, because they’ve always won there at Alabama.”

It took Saban four months to respond to the jab, but he did yesterday with a little right hook while on the Dan Patrick radio show:

“LSU wasn’t winning when I went there. Michigan State wasn’t winning when I went there. Toledo wasn’t winning when I went there. And Alabama really wasn’t winning when I came here. I guess I gotta go someplace else. I don’t know.

“I think it’s great, I love Steve. I’m always anxious to hear what he has to say – it’s always funny.”

Saban 1, Spurrier 0.

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