Mack Wilson tells Paul Finebaum what it's like to 'catch the wrath' of Nick Saban
When it comes to sideline tirades, no one does it better than Alabama coach Nick Saban.
Assistants, players and referees have all felt the wrath of his infamous “ass chewings,” including star LB Mack Wilson, who is heading off to the 2019 NFL Draft.
Wilson appeared on “The Paul Finebaum Show” on Monday and explained to the show’s host what it’s like to be on the receiving end of one of those rants (via 247Sports):
PF: When you occasionally do mess up, what’s it like to catch the wrath of Nick Saban?
MW: “I’m pretty sure everybody’s seen that on TV. Coach Saban is not a person to be played with by making mental errors, especially on game day, because we put the work in throughout the whole week, so therefore everybody should know what to expect, everyone should know what the checks may be or anything like that. I mean, everybody messes up, but at some point in time, Coach Saban ain’t up for the messing up. He’d rather you mess up at practice than you mess up on Saturday and give up a touchdown or blow a coverage or something like that.”
Wilson’s explanation makes a lot of sense — of course Saban would be mad when the game plan that has been implemented all week hasn’t been followed.
Wilson will escape any future ass chewings, though, and he’ll take the lessons learned from Saban at Alabama on to the NFL, where he’ll try to be a first-round pick in the upcoming draft.