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Nick Saban Still Really Hates The Early Signing Period

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide leads his team on the field to face the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 13: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide leads his team on the field to face the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is not a fan of the early signing period.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban spoke to the media tonight, and when asked about the early signing period in college football—a period that will start next week on Dec. 20—he didn't mince words.

To be blunt, he hates it.

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"Maybe I shouldn't be speaking like this," he added, per ESPN's Alex Scarborough," but I haven't talked to a coach who's happy with it," he said. "... But we're dealing with it. It is what it is."

It's not the first time Saban has railed against the practice, as he's previously made his displeasure with the new rule quite clear.

Per SEC Country:

“I am absolutely, positively against any kind of early signing date, especially a June signing date before a guy plays his senior year,” Saban said. “If we want to have an early signing date after the season, then I would be more for that."

The early signing period this year will last from Dec. 20 to Dec. 22.