An old press conference clip of Alabama head coach Nick Saban went viral on social media earlier this week. The Crimson Tide's head coach made a strong statement in 2014 about how people should go about punishing young people when they mess up.
"Where do you want him to be? Guy makes a mistake. Where do you want him to be? You want him to be in the street or do you want him to be here graduating," Saban said in front of the media.
Alabama's head coach then referenced a former player at Michigan State who got in trouble only to go on to do great things.
"Muhsin Muhammad, who played 15 for the Carolina Panthers, played for me at Michigan State. Everybody in the school, every newspaper guy, everybody was killing a guy because he got in trouble and said there’s no way he should be on our team. I didn’t kick him off the team. I suspended him. I made him do stuff. He graduated from Michigan State. He played 15 years in the league, he’s the president of a company now and he has seven children and his oldest daughter goes to Princeton. So, who was right?" he said.
Saban has been universally praised for the clip.
Urban Meyer's wife, Shelley Meyer, had an interesting response to the video this evening.
"I know a coach, and I know him REALLY well, who did this, too, but was CRUSHED by media, opposing fans, whoever, for doing it. So it’s ok for some but not others?" Shelley said, clearly referencing her husband.
Urban Meyer was crushed for the Zach Smith fiasco last summer. He's also been criticized for his tenure at Florida, when several of his players got into trouble off of the field.
The former Ohio State head coach is now off of the sideline, working as an analyst for FOX. Perhaps we'll get to see his take on the Saban video during FOX's pregame show on Saturday...