That rant was practice, right? That long winded, rhetorical string of why's that would put a 5 year old's inquisitiveness to shame and questioned the entire existence of college football and sports media as a whole absolutely had to be Nick Saban's attempt at turning nothing into something just to prove to himself that he still can.
As is annually the case, there will be a point in the season when he needs to motivate his stacked team by angrily acting like two missed tackles in a 25 point shellacking is a legitimate cause for concern, and this was his way of making sure he was prepared to irrationally overreact at a random moment's notice. It's either that, or he found the longest possible way to say "good", because I am pretty sure that's all that was required to answer a question as harmless as "how does Christian Miller look in practice?".
That's why I have never been more positive that Alabama's forever-agitated head coach isn't just using training camp to get his soon-to-be NFL caliber players ready to beat the piss out of the vast majority of their schedule. He's also using it to get himself ready by bitching the curiosity out of the vast majority of SEC reporters who are contractually obligated to create relatively crappy content during the dog days of summer.