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Nick Saban doesn't have time for Bob Stoops

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12:35 PM ET 05.10 | Alabama head coach Nick Saban dismissed comments critical of the SEC made by Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops in a brief discussion with reporters before a booster event Thursday. Saban was too busy to monitor the statements of his Sooner counterpart: "I didn't even know he said it, so you're going to have to tell me what he said," Saban said. "I've got more important things to do than sit around and read what Bob Stoops has to say about anything. But I like Bob Stoops, and I respect him as a coach, but I'm really trying to manage our business." Earlier in the week, Stoops made waves when he dismissed perceived SEC football dominance as "propoganda" and questioned the league's depth.

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May 10, 2013  01:31 PM ET

Little game Bob-How did that last game against a SEC opponent go?

May 10, 2013  01:33 PM ET

I disagree with part of what bob said but agree with what he may have inferred.

He's wrong as the SEC has had the best teams in the past few years. Those teams just haven't been "as much better" as the propaganda machine has generated. That's where the hype crap comes in.

JMO and I've been wrong before.

May 10, 2013  01:33 PM ET
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Little game Bob-How did that last game against a SEC opponent go?

How'd the last game against K-State go?

May 10, 2013  02:21 PM ET
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He's wrong as the SEC has had the best teams in the past few years.

The BCS championship games for the last 6 years say different.

May 10, 2013  02:24 PM ET

Choklahoma and Bob Stoops: Ain't Nobody Got Time For That!

May 10, 2013  02:50 PM ET

He should be more concerned about the poor academics at these institutions and recruiting players that shouldn't even be in college and the overall sad state of collegiate athletics particularly football and basketball.

May 10, 2013  02:51 PM ET

Corch Sabenz looks like he needs a little more manbewb support in that pic, yikes!

May 10, 2013  03:47 PM ET

He doesn't have time for that. He has a couple more graduations to photobomb.

May 10, 2013  04:45 PM ET

Well done Saban... I guess that is why Alabama has been the best this last 2 years... Media, quit trying to start spit fights.

May 10, 2013  06:29 PM ET
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The BCS championship games for the last 6 years say different.

That's what I meant with the "as the SEC has won" part. The hype part is the only part Bob is right about IMHO.

May 10, 2013  06:31 PM ET

Its not a business,, its college football.

GO TEAM GO!!!

May 10, 2013  06:54 PM ET

I don't know if you guys read the whole article or read or heard all of Coach Saban's comments.

He literally paid about 20 compliments to the Big 12 and Oklahoma.

He said he thought Oklahoma has a great program and he has a lot of respect for them and the Big 12 and that he didn't really put much thought into comparisons. He said he has a lot of respect for Oklahoma and the big 12 almost, that I almost thought he was being sarcastic. He went on to say that you really do not know how tough the SEC is until you coach in the conference. But, he was quick to say that he does not know what it is like to coach in the Big 12 and what that was like, either.

He certainly didn't take shots in my opinion.

May 10, 2013  06:55 PM ET
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Corch Sabenz looks like he needs a little more manbewb support in that pic, yikes!

He's in pretty good shape for a 61 year old, actually.

May 10, 2013  08:57 PM ET
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He should be more concerned about the poor academics at these institutions and recruiting players that shouldn't even be in college and the overall sad state of collegiate athletics particularly football and basketball.

Yes!

May 10, 2013  08:58 PM ET

Cat fight!

May 10, 2013  09:01 PM ET
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It's all about perception and it looks like Stoops ain't perceiving it.

Actually, IMO, Bob stoops is right !!! He said "Well, it depends on what gap you???re talking about,??? Stoops said. ???What are the bottom six doing? ???So they???ve had the best team in college football,??? Stoops said. ???They haven???t had the whole conference. Because, again, half of ???em haven???t done much at all. I???m just asking you. You tell me". Just what have the bottom six teams in the SEC done recently????

May 10, 2013  09:04 PM ET
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It's all about perception and it looks like Stoops ain't perceiving it.

Actually, IMO, Bob stoops is right !!! He said "Well, it depends on what gap you???re talking about,??? Stoops said. ???What are the bottom six doing? ???So they???ve had the best team in college football,??? Stoops said. ???They haven???t had the whole conference. Because, again, half of ???em haven???t done much at all. I???m just asking you. You tell me". Just what have the bottom six teams in the SEC done recently???? He did say, "they???ve had the best team in college football", what he is saying is, that half of the SEC, isn't worth a crap!!!!

May 10, 2013  09:07 PM ET
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The BCS championship games for the last 6 years say different.

True, but Bob Stoops is talking about the "whole SEC conference", not about just 2/3 teams!!!!

 
May 10, 2013  09:36 PM ET
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Actually, IMO, Bob stoops is right !!! He said "Well, it depends on what gap you???re talking about,??? Stoops said. ???What are the bottom six doing? ???So they???ve had the best team in college football,??? Stoops said. ???They haven???t had the whole conference. Because, again, half of ???em haven???t done much at all. I???m just asking you. You tell me". Just what have the bottom six teams in the SEC done recently???? He did say, "they???ve had the best team in college football", what he is saying is, that half of the SEC, isn't worth a crap!!!!

Well, the bottom half does play against the top galvanizing against the 12PAC. :)

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