WATCH: Nick Saban doesn't appreciate being asked about Alabama's 2010 trip to South Carolina
Since the schedule was released that Alabama would play at South Carolina this season, the memories have taken people back to the 2010 upset 35-21 of the No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide at Williams-Brice Stadium. Alabama coach Nick Saban has been asked about it multiple times, and he was again on Monday.
“What year are we in now? 2019? Most of our guys were in grade school when that happened,” Saban said. “What I remember from it is we got the lining kicked out of our britches. I don’t know if you know what that means, but that means you get your butt kicked so bad you got no seam in the back of your pants. I’ll ask the players today when they were in sixth grade, do they remember it. If they don’t remember, I don’t know how it motivates them, but I know this is a tough place to play and we’ve got a lot of respect for the team we’re playing.”
South Carolina QB Stephen Garcia threw 3 touchdown passes, and RB Marcus Lattimore added 2 rushing TDs in the upset. The Gamecocks scored 3 straight TDs the first half to lead 21-9 at halftime.
No. 2 Alabama will meet South Carolina at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday on CBS.
Here’s video of Saban’s response at the press conference from Alex Byington of the Montgomery Advertiser:
Nick Saban on what he remembers from the 2010 loss at South Carolina: “What year are we in now? 2019? Most of our guys were in grade school when that happened. What I remember is we got the lining kicked out of our britches.” pic.twitter.com/efHWbArT5O
— Alex Byington (@_AlexByington) September 9, 2019