Nick Saban

One thing that Alabama head football coach Nick Saban tries to emphasize to his team is to win with class. The coach was not pleased that, after Bama’s thrilling victory against the Texas Longhorns, some of his players did the Horns Down hand gesture as they celebrated.

As Saban crossed the field to shake Steve Sarkisian’s hand, you could clearly hear him telling his players “don’t do that sh*t.”

Saban had plenty to say about how his team perform after escaping with a victory in Austin. Although he wasn’t pleased with how inconsistent the Tide played, he was pleased with how they picked themselves off the deck in the fourth quarter.

Despite almost losing, Saban also liked playing in Austin.

“This is like playing an SEC game on the road,” he told reporters. “They’re going to be in the SEC. If they were in the SEC now, they’d probably be in the top half of the league.”

Fans naturally had a lot to say about the coach’s reaction to his players doing the horns down gesture.  Texas fans weren’t happy, to say the least.

Others, however, enjoyed Saban’s little rant.

The Tide moves on next week to play Louisiana-Monroe in Tuscaloosa which shouldn’t be as exciting as their day in Austin.

About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.