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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Nick Saban on early signing period: "I didn't like it when we did it. I don't like it now."
Said it doesn't benefit the players, and it's stressful for everyone.
— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) December 16, 2017
“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.