Nick Saban Quotes.
My wife gets so mad at me because I don’t like to cook on the grill.
I don’t try to sensationalize anybody. I’m not trying to entertain. I’m trying to give information and give access to me and tell about our program.
I think people always assume that every team has great intangibles, and that’s not necessarily right.
I’m not going to be the Alabama coach.
Mediocre people don’t like high achievers, and high achievers don’t like mediocre people.
I don’t want people to think I’m not happy when we win – I am. But there’s a difference between being happy for the feeling of accomplishing something and being overjoyed and feeling, ‘This is it – we conquered the world.’ We didn’t. We just won a game.
Your character is your accumulation of your thoughts, habits and priorities on a day-to-day basis.
We all have anxiety about things. We all have little insecurities, but eventually you have to face your fears if you want to be successful, and everybody has some fear of failure.
I feel like I’ve been very blessed to have some great mentors through the years, starting with Don James, who was my college coach, who really inspired me to want to be a coach, which is not something that I really had in mind.
When you have the ability to affect other people and be somebody that somebody wants to emulate, care enough to help somebody else for their benefit, that’s what makes you a good teammate, and that’s what everybody’s looking for.
We create a standard for how we want to do things, and everybody’s got to buy into that standard or you really can’t have any team chemistry.
We have got to use every opportunity to improve individually so we can improve collectively.
We played in a number of these neutral site games, I would call them, whether it’s a playoff game, a bowl game, or one of these kickoff classic type things, which I think is helpful to, you know, our players in terms of playing some place that’s not really a home game for them.
I certainly like to win. But I really hate to lose. So when you think about that, you’re always motivated to, ‘I don’t want to lose the next game. I don’t want to lose the next game.’
When you invest your time, you make a goal and a decision of something that you want to accomplish. Whether it’s make good grades in school, be a good athlete, be a good person, go down and do some community service and help somebody who’s in need, whatever it is you choose to do, you’re investing your time in that.
Rex Ryan does a lot of the same kind of stuff that we do in terms of how they play in the secondary and what they do.
When you play quarterback, you have to process information quickly, get the ball out of your hand to the right guy.