Former Alabama players upset about Nick Saban video leak
A leaked video of Nick Saban’s apparent Zoom call with an Alabama recruit has made the rounds over the past few days.
The video did not reveal any major secret about the program or contain any scandalous material, but the recruit’s decision rubbed multiple former Crimson Tide players the wrong way.
Former Alabama standout Cam Robinson asked, “Why was this even being recorded?
Why was this even being recorded? https://t.co/lLYlkuE1by
— Cam. (@crobinson_68) January 31, 2021
Robinson is mentioned in the video when Saban pushes back on a narrative used by competing programs on the recruiting trail:
“Everybody is going to tell you in recruiting ‘don’t go to Alabama. You can play at our school before you can play there. They’ve got all these good players and you aren’t going to be able to play while you could play at our place earlier.’ … If you asked our players on our team, they’ll tell you just the opposite. They’ll tell you ‘the competition made me better.’
“Marlon Humphrey will say you if you play corner – the first corner taken in the NFL draft – he can say ‘I had to cover Amari Cooper every day.’ Amari Cooper was the first receiver taken in the draft. Cam Robinson played left tackle here and won the Outland Trophy. Jonathan Allen played for Washington and he won the Nagurski Award. They practiced against each other every day for three years. All those guys will tell you ‘that made me better … the guy I practiced against was better than the guy I played in the game against.'”
Former Crimson Tide defender Jared Mayden replied to Robinson suggesting the recruit was seeking “clout.”
New recruiting age weird .. trynna get some clout… https://t.co/CpKSxrOf5R
— Jared mayden (@maydenII) January 31, 2021
Former UA wideout Henry Ruggs III agreed with Mayden’s assessment.
That’s all it’s about https://t.co/Ri8sGdAsN5
— HJR III™💎 (@__RUGGS) January 31, 2021