On Tuesday, Florida assistant coach Tim Davis, who coached under Alabama head coachSaban with the Dolphins, called the reigning national champion coach “the devil himself,” becoming the second SEC coach to do so this year.
Davis made his comments at a booster meeting in Melbourne, Florida where he also praised Will Muschamp as a personable coach who is still able to get the results of someone like his mentor, Saban.
Previously, Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin referred to Saban as “Nicky Satan” before ultimately apologizing for the comment.
Many have been critical of Saban’s perceived lack of personality, his recruiting tactics, and his ruthless “business” approach to college football. However, until Saban sprouts horns and begins carrying a pitchfork on the sideline, such comments sound more like coaches jealous of the coach’s success than individuals concerned about an evil identity of the Alabama coach.