New ABC Saturday Night Football sideline reporter got a taste of primetime when she tried to ask Alabama head coach Nick Saban about his running back situation and the multiple backs getting playing time and playing well. Saban, in the type of gentle warmness that has seen him take Alabama to the top of college football, responded by shooting arrows of fire into Cox. How dare she ask Nick Saban such an insulting question about the success of some of his players! Doesn't she know who he is? He's the one with the statue that's still standing.
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Omg....how in the heck was that being a jerk? Heather Cox, put on your big girl panties and deal with it. You use a media-coined-phrase, "running back by committee", and get corrected, NOT shot down, ridiculed, or otherwise disrespected. You coin a stupid question and you get corrected as to the way the coach believes, and he becomes a jerk???? Grow up!!!! Learn a little about the game and the way the coach you're interviewing views the game, then ask a sensible question.
@RussCreel I missed the part where Heather Cox COULDN'T deal with it. The only ones making a fuss are the idiots on this blog, per usual.
But yeah, "big girl panties" isn't the least bit condescending or sexist. Right.
@RussCreel because "big girl panties" isn't a sexist comment or anything...
@DavidTatum I don't understand what "the heat" means in your comment. He was an ass. That's it. "Heat" would be be if there was pressure or there was a lot of work to do, right? Which she seems to handle fine. So what, exactly, do you mean here? Why is he right and why are you blasting the fact that she can't stand said "heat"? Please explain what you mean?
@Jason111 Admitedly, the comment I made was more cliche than anything else and in general response to the "ass" that said he was a jerk. Anyone that has played or participated in football on most levels are well aware of the pressure you refer to on the sideline. Coach Saban is very intense and that is not a surprise or unknown at all. I feel that his comments were less about his being offended by her question than the rush of the game and atmosphere of the venue. I also have not seen or heard anywhere that Ms. Cox took it as disrespectful or demeaning and other than this article here, I havent seen anyone else even mention it. I would rather my coach come across a little jerkish than look like the total dufus and appear to have no idea what is going on with his team. He has one of the most disciplined teams around and they prove it on the field. He was asked a question and he answered it, end of story. You or no one else has to like the way he answered and I seriously doubt he cares and neither do I.
@DavidTatum That makes sense, and I agree with all of it. I actually think he answered it fine, and it was normal sideline stress on both of their parts. Thank you for explaining.
cox's phrase "running back by committee" was smart alecky. i think he took it easy on her by disagreeing and noting that he had a lot of deserving running backs. the person who called saban a jerk in this headline has an agenda..........i'd rather learn the news than his/her opinion.
When you choose to ask Nick a stupid question, be ready for a quick class in how to open your mouth without inserting your foot.
Heather should have ended the interview with Well, the Jerk Store called, and they're running out of you