Nick Saban’s daughter had some strong words for both Alabama fans and Paul Finebaum this week. After seeing the Crimson Tide fall to Texas last Saturday, she reminded a certain portion of the Bama faithful of her father’s words about competition.
Many are already writing off the Tide after that Week 2 loss though the outcome had no impact on the team’s SEC Championship chances.
Alabama entered that most recent contest as a seven-point home favorite having beaten the Longhorns last year in Austin, 20-19. Texas returned the favor in T-Town, pulling away late in a 34-24 win.
Quinn Ewers threw for 350 yards while a trio of Texas wideouts each recorded at least 75 yards. Two costly Jalen Milroe interceptions led to 10 Longhorns points, which was ultimately the difference in the game.
As UT fans celebrated, Bama fans sulked.
Many immediately began to doubt whether or not head coach Nick Saban still had enough left in the tank. Some even hinted at retirement, having already keyed in on a replacement.
Things went from bad to worse for those fans after seeing an Alabama player singing and dancing online after the loss.
After we took an L He said “Bae look at how many views I got” pic.twitter.com/vmAnok9e1G
— Khaotic Vibez (@Khaotic_Vibez) September 10, 2023
Talks about losing the locker room and players not caring about wins and losses swarmed social media as Bama fans continued their self-loathing.
Nick Saban’s daughter sends message to Alabama fans (and Paul Finebaum).
After the game, Kristen Saban Setas posted a video of her dad from years past. She emphasized the point that no one cares more about the success of the team than the players themselves.
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“Nobody wants to win more than they do,” Coach Saban rants. “Not me, not you. I don’t care what kind of fan you are. Nobody wants to win more than the players that play. Nobody.
“And nobody feels worse than they do when they lose. Nobody. So, for all you self-absorbed folks out there that can’t look past your own self, aight, appreciate what other people are doing.”
Saban Setas didn’t limit the criticism to Alabama fans, though. She also took an online shot at Paul Finebaum.
The SEC Network posted a video of the radio show host in a Tuscaloosa sorority house. Finebaum joined in on a social media trend, rattling off where he purchased his gameday outfit and accessories ahead of that Texas matchup.
Many loved the comical clip, even fans that don’t necessarily agree with the college football host’s hot takes.
Nick Saban’s daughter couldn’t put her feelings aside.
“I still hate him,” her reply in the comments section read.
Saban Setas wasn’t holding back this week, a family trend that could be continued by her father on Saturday. The Crimson Tide face off against the South Florida Bulls this Saturday, and they’ll be looking to put this loss behind them with a strong performance.