Kirk Herbstreit reacts to viral Nick Saban rant about 'self-absorbed' Alabama fans
Kirk Herbstreit is one of the many influential college football voices to weigh in on Nick Saban’s viral rant Wednesday night.
While on his radio show, Saban sent unappreciative and “self-absorbed” Alabama fans a message — be thankful for this team and program and don’t complain about not blowing out teams.
Herbstreit reacted on social media to the video replay of Saban’s rant.
LOVE THIS!!!! https://t.co/K5MUVgprIT
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 25, 2021
Saban had some strong words for Alabama fans during the radio segment, and it indeed got a little heated.
“We’re going to get everybody’s best game,” Saban said. “And I can’t understand why people can’t understand that. You can say it’s not fair to our players to get everybody’s best game, but they do. They have to be able to compete through that and play over that.
“When I came here, everybody was happy to win a game,” Saban said Wednesday night. “Alright, now, we’re not happy to win a game anymore. We’re not happy to win a game anymore at all. I mean, we think we should win games by whatever, and I don’t think that’s fair to the players either. Our players work their butt off to be the best that they can be, and to get criticized for what they work hard for to do, so that you can be entertained. So, you can have joy, pride and passion for what they do.
“I mean, come on. Give me a break. This is not professional football. These guys aren’t getting paid to play here. They’re representing you all. You should be proud and happy to support them and appreciate what they do and have some gratitude.
“So, for all of you self-absorbed folks out there that can’t look past your own self to appreciate what other people are doing.”
One can bet Alabama’s players heard Nick Saban loud and clear, and they know that he has their back with fans.