I’d have to think we’re over Saban now

I saw this snippet today from the SEC spring meetings:

Saban’s LSU reunion a lonely ride
Tide coach will be lightning rod for ire

By Ron Higgins
Thursday, May 29, 2008

DESTIN, Fla. — Alabama second-year football coach Nick Saban is a detail-oriented guy.

Just the other day, for instance, Saban was discussing with his coaching staff the itineraries of the 2008 road trips, which include former LSU coach Saban’s first trip back to Baton Rouge on Nov. 8.

“We talk about where we’re staying and who’s going to ride on what bus to the games,” Saban said on Wednesday at the SEC’s spring business meetings. “Somebody on our staff — I’m not going to tell who — said, ‘I hate to tell you this, but when we play LSU, ain’t none of us riding on your bus.’”

Now, Baton Rouge can certainly be a hostile place (which isn’t a good thing, fellow LSU fans) for visiting teams to navigate through; especially the part between the gates of LSU and their locker room. But does anybody who had some great loathing of Fonzie last season for having left LSU for the NFL and then come back to coach Alabama still give a damn?

I mean, we beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa on the way to the national championship and Fonzie managed only a 6-6 regular season and a bowl trip to Shreveport. Then Leslie spurned his beloved alma mater (they say) to stay at LSU because he digs us so much.

I doubt most Tigers fans will ever fall back in love with Saban, but who’s still holding so much hate? If you are, just let it go.

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2 Responses to “I’d have to think we’re over Saban now”

  1. John says:

    I think LSU fans are over the hate. I hope so. But if the Bama fans and coaches want to think it’s still there and fear us, who are we to enlighten them?

    Personally, I think we should put a big pool in the center of the field with a great white and see if we can get Nick to jump it!

  2. Drew W says:

    A little hate is healthy. Unfortunately, LSU fans have never been ones for healthy things (evidence: we deep fry everything).

    I will “Tiger Bait” Saban when he walks onto the field at LSU, but that is the extent of it. I will not throw rocks at him, prank call his hotel at 3AM, or burn him in effigy on the parade grounds. Unfortunately, the majority of the LSU fan base will not be of like minds.

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