Finebaum criticized Saban on air for revealing Wednesday that he would likely not suspend All-SEC offensive left tackle Cameron Robinson of West Monroe High for the Crimson Tide's season opener against USC on September 3 despite Robinson's May 17 arrest on a felony charge of possession of a stolen gun and misdemeanor possession of marijuana at Forsythe Park in Monroe.
Robinson, a third-year starter and All-American candidate at a spot where Alabama lacks a clear replacement, was arrested in Louisiana in May.
Here's where Saban gets this completely wrong: something happened in that auto. "If they do the things they're supposed to do internally they will be able to play in the first game".
Finebaum told Saban that it was "debatable" whether or not the players deserved to be charged. "Now do we condone the behavior?"
He also said that he doesn't think it will be more hard to win at SC than it was at Florida. For that reason, Saban implied that they won't be suspended.
"I'm out there with those guys every day in the summertime and I see the way that they're progressing", Howard said. If you mention LSU around him, he throws up in his mouth. "And that's the end of the conversation".
Afterward, Finebaum told reporters of Saban, "He said the officers were LSU fans". According to ESPN, an Alabama official said the two were forced to undergo a slew of tasks as punishment.
Saban basically said SEC Media Days are a waste of time for all involved.
"I'm not going to discuss the case with you here", Saban said, "but based on the information that we got, and based on what they did wrong, I think the prosecutor made the decision on the whole body of work based on what was done and the laws there".
"So we have viewed this as these guys do these changes to change their behavior and help these other people, and that is ongoing".
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema walks into a sea of media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in Hoover, Ala. "He's got an opportunity that he thought was best for him". "I think if you ask the commissioner, he would like to have that balance". For the third year in a row, I'm standing up here talking about somebody is going to be a new quarterback for us.
Odom said he's not anxious about the future. He will coach for a long time. I don't really care about that.
Others felt the players got off the hook. That might seem surprising since the Volunteers haven't won their division since 2007, but they have amassed a lot of talent in Knoxville over the past few years. He didn't talk much about his pet peeve of the offseason - satellite camps - perhaps because he knows they're already out and about. Let's not call them anything else.
"We want to establish a new identity for ourselves".
"He's driven to be the best", said Georgia coach Kirby Smart.
Only three SEC coaches have been at their respective schools for more than four years: LSU's Les Miles (11 years), Alabama's Nick Saban (9) and Mississippi State's Dan Mullen (7). His 2017 class is now ranked No. 3 in the country.