With Alabama taking a 41-0 lead into halftime of Saturday’s game against Kent State, many of the students in attendance decided they’d seen enough:

Coach Nick Saban has shared his thoughts on fans leaving early in the past, according to this ESPN.com article:

“My sense of it is, I always say the fans are a part of the team,” Saban said, according to the Anniston Star. “Everybody else should have the same sort of commitment. You don’t have to do the work all week, you don’t have to practice, you don’t have to come in at 7 in the morning and leave at 11 at night, you don’t have to do any of that stuff.

“All you have to do is come to the game, drink beer, do whatever you want, party in the parking lot. I’ve never been at a tailgate in my life. All I’m asking is that you just come and have fun and stay for the whole game.”

We’ll have to see if Saban has anything to say about playing in front of an empty stadium after today’s game.