Former Alabama assistant Josh Gattis clarifies comments about Nick Saban 'ass-chewing'
Former Alabama WR coach Josh Gattis was planning on leaving the Crimson Tide staff for Maryland this offseason, but at the last minute, an offer to become Michigan’s offensive coordinator changed his plans.
However, during an appearance on Jim Harbaugh’s podcast on Tuesday, Gattis said Alabama coach Nick Saban wasn’t a big fan of him leaving no matter what school he was leaving for. He even described getting an ass chewing from Saban.
After those comments went viral, though, Gattis took to Twitter on Tuesday night to clear the air. In the tweet below, he says his attempt at a joke was taken out of context:
Anyone who has taken words from my podcast out of context as a shot on someone & a program I have tremendous respect for is completely wrong! Reading without listening is a complete assumption. The joke was poorly made lightly not to reflect someone I have the utmost respect for!
— Josh Gattis (@Coach_Gattis) January 16, 2019
What should we make of this tweet? It seems Gattis is saying the comments were taken out of context, and it’s clear he does have a lot of respect for Saban.
His Michigan career is off to a rocky start, though — even if these comments may have driven up the ratings of Harbaugh’s podcast.