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Video: Nick Saban Swears At Referee, Gets Hit With An Unsportsmanlike Conduct Penalty

Nick Saban coaching Alabama against Duke.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 31: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks the field during pregame warmups prior to facing the Duke Blue Devils at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Stop us if you've heard this one before - Alabama is crushing an opponent, but Nick Saban is still losing his mind in anger on the sideline. This time, for once, it's at the officials and not his players.

Saban, during the third quarter of his team's contest against Duke, went absolutely ballistic on the officials after his team received a sideline warning for the way it celebrated an interception.

Saban called the decision "bullsh*t" - dropping numerous swears on the zebras. For his efforts, he was hit with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

Video is something. Saban appears to be in rare form less than one game into the 2019 season.

After a slow start, Alabama seemed to put it together in the third quarter. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa finished the day 26-of-31 for 336 yards with four touchdowns. Backup Mac Jones is in the game for the fourth quarter.

As for Saban, he appears to be hellbent on getting Alabama back to the College Football Playoff this year. Last season ended with a loss to Clemson in the national title game.

The game is currently being broadcast on ABC.