first_imgNick Saban seen talking to the media.ESPN.Nick Saban wasn’t in an awesome mood at his press conference following Alabama’s fall camp practice today. (To be fair, he never seems to be in an awesome mood at his press conferences.)The Crimson Tide head coach had to answer questions about Maurice Smith, the player Alabama is denying a transfer to Georgia, and Alphonse Taylor, the offensive lineman potentially being suspended for a DUI.Nick Saban has arrived. #Alabama pic.twitter.com/f9s8GWxBhF— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) August 4, 2016Saban answered most of the questions, saying Alabama supports the SEC’s transfer rule and that Taylor has gone through an “intense” program following his arrest.Saban on Maurice Smith: Nothing has changed. We support the SEC rule on not granting releases for guys to go to other SEC schools.— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) August 4, 2016Saban: Alphonse Taylor has gone through a pretty intense program & has been cleared to practice. Not ready to make decision on if suspended.— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) August 4, 2016He did get a little upset when asked a hypothetical question about Smith, though. Saban on Maurice Smith: I’ve already answered that. Do I need to go Bill Belichick on you?— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) August 4, 2016As Saban walked out of the press conference, he apparently sent a message to the media.“Get your ass in gear.”Saban, as he was leaving the room, just told the media to “get your ass in gear.”— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) August 4, 2016Saban is always motivating, apparently.Alabama opens its season Sept. 3 against USC.last_img

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