Nick Saban not happy with National Champion predictions - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Latest Scores, Headlines and Analysis

Nick Saban not happy with National Champion predictions

Posted: Updated:
Saban was not happy with the media's reporting. Saban was not happy with the media's reporting.
  • AlabamaMore>>

  • Strong second half lifts No.2 Crimson Tide over West Virginia

    Strong second half lifts No.2 Crimson Tide over West Virginia

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:44:16 GMT
    The University of Alabama was heavily favored in their season-opener against West Virginia in Atlanta.The Mountaineers put up a tougher fight than expected but it was the No. 2 Crimson Tide who prevailedMore >>
    The University of Alabama was heavily favored in their season-opener against West Virginia in Atlanta.The Mountaineers put up a tougher fight than expected but it was the No. 2 Crimson Tide who prevailedMore >>
  • Sims starts, Alabama beats WVU, 33-23

    Sims starts, Alabama beats WVU, 33-23

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:40:35 GMT
    Blake Sims was good enough to finish his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia...More >>
    Blake Sims was good enough in his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia 33-23 Saturday.More >>
  • No. 2 Alabama Rolls past West Virginia 33-23

    No. 2 Alabama Rolls past West Virginia 33-23

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:38:00 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    It might have been ugly, but the Alabama Crimson Tide walked off the field victorious at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Crimson Tide defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers by a score of 33-23. The twoMore >>
    It might have been ugly, but the Alabama Crimson Tide walked off the field victorious at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Crimson Tide defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers by a score of 33-23.More >>
  • SPORTS</FONT></b></TD><TD WIDTH="70" VALIGN="middle" NOWRAP><b><A HREF="/Global/category.asp?C=1191"><FONT STYLE="FONT-FAMILY:Verdana,Arial; FONT-SIZE:11px; COLOR:#000000; text-decoration: underline;">more >></FONT></A>SPORTSMore>>

  • No. 2 Alabama Rolls past West Virginia 33-23

    No. 2 Alabama Rolls past West Virginia 33-23

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:38:00 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    It might have been ugly, but the Alabama Crimson Tide walked off the field victorious at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Crimson Tide defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers by a score of 33-23. The twoMore >>
    It might have been ugly, but the Alabama Crimson Tide walked off the field victorious at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Crimson Tide defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers by a score of 33-23.More >>
  • UAB defeats Troy in season opener 48-10

    UAB defeats Troy in season opener 48-10

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:50:19 GMT
    The Troy Trojans lead the UAB Blazers at halftime by a score of XX-XXCopyright 2014 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.More >>
    The Troy Trojans dropped their season opener to the UAB Blazers by a score of 48-10.More >>
  • No. 2 Alabama takes on West Virginia in season opener

    No. 2 Alabama takes on West Virginia in season opener

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-30 15:30:54 GMT
    Let's look at the facts. The Alabama Crimson Tide team has won three national championships in the past five seasons. They have dominated college football with the most wins of any team since 2008, andMore >>
    Alabama's 2014 season starts on Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia when the No. 2 ranked Crimson Tide takes on the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Tide will look to bounce back in 2014 and make a run for another national championship.More >>
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

Alabama head coach Nick Saban has expressed displeasure again at the media's tendency to link the team with championship predictions.

Saban got right to the point in his Wednesday press conference, telling those in attendance that they were reporting on the wrong subjects.

"I hate to be negative with anybody. When you people write stuff about people who were playing that doesn't give them the proper respect. That's not fair. Not fair to them. Not to their players who earn it. Not to our players, who need to respect them. When you make presumptions, it really upsets me. There are so many other good things to write about happening around here that people would be interested in. I'd love to see some of you do a little bit a research and figure it out. It would do my heart good," said Saban, getting heated on the issue.

The coach says he is tired of people focusing on the Tide and the national championship.

"We play the games for a reason. We make all these predictions about what's going to happen, it takes away from the game, I think. Just like everybody talks about who's going to win a national championship. Why do we play the games? We got a lot of great games coming up? Why do we even play those?" said Saban.

The Crimson Tide plays Western Kentucky on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.

Copyright 2012 WBRC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow