That said, the man has been a very successful college coach over the course of his career. However, the next time I hear anything about him being a "master motivator" or some such shit, this article is going to be the first thing I think of.
I knew it was going to be good when the headline read: "Saban cites 9/11, Pearl Harbor to Motivate Players."
From the man himself:
"Changes in history usually occur after some kind of catastrophic event," Saban said during the opening remarks of his weekly news conference. "It may be 9-11, which sort of changed the spirit of America relative to catastrophic events. Pearl Harbor kind of got us ready for World War II, or whatever, and that was a catastrophic event."
You know, "sort of"...."or whatever." Jackass. I'd love to hear what David Cross would say about this.
Why is Alabama paying this assclown $5 million a year? If they wanted hilariously manipulative/stupid motivation for their football players, they could have gotten a video of Jim Blutarsky off YouTube for free: