TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Current occasions across the SEC (the sector stormings at Kentucky, Arkansas and Texas A&M and the trash-throwing incident at Tennessee this previous weekend) have triggered some to query the protection protocols across the convention.
For Alabama coach Nick Saban, he is aware of he cannot management how followers or different colleges arrange security protocols, however he can management placing his group able the place they do not have to fret about followers storming the sector.
Throughout Monday’s media availability, Saban held up his left arm to indicate off a bruise he obtained when followers stormed the sector at Texas A&M after the Aggies upset Alabama.
“I imply, I’ve nonetheless obtained a giant bruise on my arm right here from what occurred after the Texas A&M sport,” Saban mentioned. “I can all the time have a look at that as a reminder of what it feels prefer to be in that scenario and encourage myself to attempt to do a greater job with our gamers.”
The sector has been rushed the final 5 instances Alabama has misplaced a real highway sport (2013 at Auburn, 2014 at Ole Miss, 2017 at Auburn, 2019 at Auburn and 2021 at Texas A&M.)
When requested about what issues the SEC might do higher, Saban mentioned it is less than him, however he hopes followers and universities will deal with issues in a constructive approach.
“I do not suppose that is my query to essentially reply,” Saban mentioned. “I’ve mentioned this earlier than, we’re within the leisure enterprise. There’s lots of people that come to the video games. They have a number of ardour and pleasure for what they do. Hopefully as establishments and followers, we’ll all the time try this in a constructive approach.”
Alabama defensive again Malachi Moore mentioned it is a state of affairs that the Crimson Tide does not wish to be in once more.
“It positively robust, however it’s one thing which you could take from and be taught from it and simply know what you probably did for that week to be sure you do not do it once more and be sure you’re ready for the sport,” Moore mentioned.