As per the usual order of business at the annual media (circus) gathering, Saban began the proceedings with a general statement which touched on several notable issues. Those issues included, but were not limited to, the current "culture" within young people, proper discipline of said young people/players, and the importance of student-athlete development in all aspects of life.
Saban also spoke, just briefly, on life as a grandfather.
Nick Saban arrives at SEC Media Days at The Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala. pic.twitter.com/mfbDqf62onFollowing his opening statement, Saban fielded a plethora of questions from various media members. The questions, as usual, were wide-ranging. While a few questions directly involved the state of the 2014 Alabama football team and program, many covered a broader spectrum relative to SEC and national issues in college football, his interest (or lack thereof) in the Texas job, and topics concerning the NFL.
— Bill Wilson (@bwilson_star) July 17, 2014
In respect to disciplinary actions regarding current Tide roster players, Saban noted that running back Kenyan Drake and defensive lineman Jarran Reed have been suspended from team activities, but will be able to return to action once they meet the required (undisclosed) terms.
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