The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide won the 2020 Iron Bowl with ease, taking down No. 22 Auburn 42-13. Alabama head coach Nick Saban wasn’t even in attendance at the game after testing positive for COVID-19 — with mild symptoms — on Wednesday. Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian — former Washington and USC head coach — served as head coach for Saturday’s victory, which featured star quarterback Mac Jones throwing for 302 yards, five touchdowns, and no interceptions.
So, Saban watched from home, and he admitted that he yelled at his television “more than a couple” times during the game.
“I did yell at the TV a couple times today. A couple times when we made some mistakes in coverage; a couple times when we missed some tackles; a couple times when Mac didn’t throw the ball to the guy he probably should’ve thrown it to. I guess it was more than a couple.”
Saban getting frustrated frequently during and after blowout victories is certainly nothing new. A huge reason why the six-time national champion produces consistently awesome teams is because he’s never satisfied.
So, you can imagine how frustrated Saban must get while he’s seeing something he doesn’t like and can’t communicate it to his players, the coaching staff, and referees. A camera on Saban watching the game would’ve been great entertainment.