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The Alabama Crimson Tide has a few games on the schedule every year with teams that have no business being out there. Every big program schedules these games, but no one seems to lay the beatdown on them quite like Bama does. 


It can get a bit tedious watching a perennial title contender blow the doors off no-name schools by 40-plus points. Well, that boredom was alive and well at Alabama's latest game against Louisiana-Lafayette -- the student section was virtually empty.

Nick Saban took notice and used it as an opportunity to call out the student body for their poor attendance and lack of enthusiasm in general compared to years past. 

This is a subject that Nick Saban has never had to address. When you're coming off such a huge win, it can be hard to criticize the team or the players' performances. 


Saban is notorious for his demeaning tone in press conferences, never pleased with anything or anyone, despite being the best team in the nation nearly every week for almost a decade. 


Yes, the team is always winning and blowing out bad teams, but for a fanbase as hardcore as Bama's, that shouldn't matter. Winning in college football should never be taken for granted because you never know when it could all come crumbling down. 


If the Bama fans are smart, they will listen to their commander in chief and get that energy back up no matter who the opponent is. After all, he did save this once-great program from years of possible mediocrity, and his words deserve that heralded respect.


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