Nick Saban Backs the Birmingham Boys

Mike In ValdostaCorrespondent INovember 10, 2009

Believe it or not, Nick Saban is defending the officials that made the call against LSU .
Chattanooga Times Free Press | Saban defends officials

“I just really do believe this,” he said, visibly animated. “If I was an official and I was making what I made officiating, because I loved the game and I loved doing it, and was getting criticized by the media, including our announcers on TV, like these guys are getting criticized, I think I’d step back and say, ‘I think I’m going to the lake this weekend. You guys can have this.’ That’s what I’d do. Those guys do a great job. They work their tail off and try and do a good job.”

The irony here is that Les Miles is, too.

“I know these officials are trying,” he said during his weekly news conference. “They are doing everything they can to get it right. The final score is the final score. The officials are working hard to get it right. If I felt differently, I would say so.”

I guess he has better things to do with $30k.