WATCH: Nick Saban calls out Alabama student section for not showing up for Louisiana game
The Alabama Crimson Tide blew out Louisiana over the weekend, but not many fans were in the student section to witness it.
That has prompted players and media members to call out the fanbase, and on Wednesday, coach Nick Saban had something to say about the students’ paltry attendance.
As you can see in the video below, Saban questions whether regular fans should get the chance to sit in the student section on a first-come, first-served basis if students continue to not show up:
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“I can honestly say I was a little disappointed there weren’t more students at the last game,” he said. “I think we’re trying to address that. I don’t think they’re entitled to anything, either. Personally, I think it should be first come, first served. If they don’t want to come to the game, they don’t have to come. But I’m sure there are enough people around here who would like to come to the games and we’d like for them to come, too, because they support the players. I’ve never said anything about them before. …
“Now, they don’t even cheer. They introduce our players and they don’t even cheer. … Maybe I’ve already talked about it more than I should. You all can beat me up for it if you want. Our players work too hard. They deserve to have everything and people supporting them in every way.”
Other than a game against The Citadel in Week 12, though, the rest of Alabama’s home games are against SEC foes. We’ll have to see if attendance improves moving forward.