Listen: Bill Simmons mockingly blasts Nick Saban for being a 'coward' in latest podcast
Bill Simmons’ podcasts can be truly entertaining, but some shots were fired in his latest one.
While discussing the upcoming national championship game, Simmons had the ultimate hot take on Nick Saban, who is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in college football history.
“He’s a coward, he left the NFL. He’s a coward,” Simmons said on his podcast. “You want to compete against the best. The best coaches aren’t in college, they’re in professional football. He had a chance to go head-to-head against Bill Belichick, the greatest coach of all-time. He didn’t get the quarterback he wanted in Miami, and, like a coward, he went back to college, where he stays and just beats up on all these inferior college coaches. Congratulations. He’s the guy who plays Madden on rookie level winning the Super Bowl. Come to the NFL, let’s see what kind of coach he is. When he plays golf does he play from the pink tees? Come to the NFL, let’s see how good you are. ‘Oh I didn’t get Drew Brees in Miami, I’m going back to college. I’m just gonna cherry pick all the best players in the country because I’m the head coach at Alabama.’”
Those are some strong words about a coach who could possibly win his sixth national championship trophy on Monday, matching Bear Bryant for the most in college football history.
You can hear the entire podcast below. Simmons’ comments on Saban begin around the 54:10 mark.
Simmons later confirmed his comments were meant in jest. Simmons then did his best to further annoy the Alabama fan base by posting this tweet:
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) January 7, 2017