Alabama head coach Nick Saban has his share of critics. One anonymous head coach levied a pretty serious accusation earlier today.
In CBS Sports' newest addition of "Candid Coaches," Saban drew some votes for most overrated. One coach accused the six-time national champion head coach of cheating.
Here's what they said:
“If you had the No. 1 recruiting class in the country every year [you ’d win like Nick Saban]. He shows up at every single game with a better roster than the teams he ‘s playing. … If you count cheating and getting the best players in the country as part of running a program, he’s the best in the country. It’s like saying an NFL coach is the best coach in the league if he gets 25 first-round picks every year.”
Many came to Saban's defense, including ESPN's Dick Vitale. Dickie V staunchly defended Saban and blasted the rival coach on Twitter.
"These polls leave me very COLD / so much JEALOUSY / MR ANONYMOUS should go to bed / if u don’t have the facts or guts to put ur name to claims as serious as accusing @AlabamaFTBL Coach Nick Saban of cheating then just keep quiet," Vitale tweeted.
Dickie V always sticks up for coaches, given the fact he knows so many of them. He does have a point though; these opinions lose a little weight when delivered from anonymity.
Saban probably will shrug them off though. He's likely got bigger things to worry about with the season less than two weeks away.