After Alabama fell to Auburn in the Iron Bowl last Saturday there were questions spiraling all around the Crimson Tide as to who would take the bulk of the blame. A fair amount of the load went on head coach Nick Saban for not having his team prepared to defend the high powered offenses Alabama faced this season.
But on Monday’s edition of First Take Stephen A. Smith stood up for Saban.
— First Take (@FirstTake) December 2, 2019
After hearing the criticisms from fellow First Take personality Max Kellerman, Smith took the time to list off all of Saban’s accomplishments on his resume.
Smith has been one of Saban’s biggest supporters in the media and even delivered a speech to the team in August. The ESPN personality has dialed back his support in the recent weeks due to the loss to LSU and Tua Tagovailoa suffering a season-ending injury.
But now it seems as if Smith is coming back around to the Crimson Tide in his defense of Saban
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77