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The Tirade Continues: Nick Saban Still Unhappy With Progress In Spring Practice

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 01:  Head Coach Nick Saban of Alabama watches a play from the sideline against Western Carolina on September 1, 2007 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
L.C. MayCorrespondent IMarch 31, 2009

Here we go again. Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban is still not pleased with Alabama's progress in spring practice. After Alabama's fifth spring practice, Saban still seemed not happy.

Now you might have not read my other article about Saban being angry at his team. If you haven't, go to my profile and read: "Nick Saban Goes on Tirade: Can anyone blame him though?"

Now we all know that Saban is a fantastic coach, and out of all the candidates Alabama had during their time of not having a coach, I wouldn't have wanted anybody more than him. We also know that he has an extremely short fuse.

Like I discussed in my last article, I believe that Saban had every right to be upset at his players. In this article though, I will be discussing what causes him to get upset at his team.

The top thing that I think his causing his anger is stress. When your a coach at the University of Alabama, you are compared to Bear Bryant, so he is trying to be the best coach he can be. So far, I think that he is doing pretty good, but that's not the point.

He is also stressed because he has holes to fill on the offensive line.

While he tries to find the best candidate, it is hard to scout and correct everything else. Yes, I know that is what assistant coaches are for, but he is the main person that has a say in it.

Saban has to try and find leadership and chemistry in his team, which also can be very stressful. So is it stress that is causing Saban's anger towards his team.

Another thing that can cause anger in a coach like Saban, is the fact that his players are just slacking off.

So what is it, stress, players slacking off, or both?

If you want to know my opinion, I think it is both, but mainly stress.

So will Saban's anger continue?

Will he find leadership in his team?

Can he handle the stress of being the University of Alabama's head coach?

All these questions will have to be answered after a little more close watching by the fans.

So here is my article, I know that this is a short and sweet article, but I just think that when it comes to a topic like this, there is not much to say without answering everything. So feel free to leave comments and tell me what you think.

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