Hey Nick, nice shirt buddy. Almost gives off the impression that your a personable guy. No one in a turquoise shirt is supposed to fly off the handle, save that shirt for the family summer vacation at the beach. Should have rocked the classic, bold Alabama polo for this press conference. Fits the mood better.
You don't get to be mad about high expectations Nick. You have unreasonably high expectations for your players every year. Isn't that why you ditched the Dolphins? To have a better team with a better chance of winning. That's the reason you pull the best recruits in the country every year. It's not because Alabama is some incredible place to live. It's because there is a culture of winning, and winning big. It's because the players expect to roll over each and every opponent and be molded into dominant NFL players.
I get it. Saban is pissed because he is coming off a loss followed by an underwhelming win. He is trying to protect his players from facing scrutiny after a win, but spare us. No one feels bad for a team that is a national power and championship contender each and every year. With a winning culture comes expectations. This is no surprise. The last thing people want to hear is Nick Saban bitching that people expect them to win because they have won so much. Don't spit in the face of your success.
It is pretty much a given that Alabama mailed in their appearance in the Sugar Bowl last year when Oklahoma laid a cool 45 on the Crimson Tide defense. Saban couldn't get his team up for that game, and he couldn't get them up after a loss at the hands of Ole Miss. So maybe the problem isn't the fans Nick. Maybe the unrealistic expectations that you're THAT much better than everyone else has gone to their heads. That lies directly on your turquoise shoulders, Coach.