Following massive staff turnover, Nick Saban weighs in on whether or not he's difficult to work with
The Alabama Crimson Tide have had a lot of turnover under coach Nick Saban the past couple of years. Entering the 2019 season, seven assistants are new, including both coordinators.
Saban demands a lot from his assistants, which is part of the reason that he’s won six national championships. However, it also makes people wonder if he’s difficult to work for.
When he was asked if he was difficult to work for at SEC Media Days on Wednesday, he gave an interesting response, saying former assistants may say that, but then they always try to emulate what he’s created at Alabama when they get new jobs:
Saban on whether he's difficult to work for after so much staff turnover the last 2 years: "I don't know, you'd have to ask some of the people that work for me. It's always interesting that they may say that but when they get a job they do it exactly like we do it."
— Alex Byington (@_AlexByington) July 17, 2019
Difficult or not, there’s no arguing with Saban’s results, and that’s what it’s all about at the end of the day. His players seem to love him, so he can’t be that bad to work for.
Plus, with all the success he’s had over the years, it’s no surprise people want to try to copy his formula when they land their own jobs.