So Sentimore resents being disciplined by Saban? Ironic that if he were still at Bama Saban would make him behave with more class.
The story of Tennessee defensive end Darrinton Sentimore’s desire to beat Alabama coach Nick Saban just keeps getting bigger and louder. You saw it in today’s headlines, but Sentimore — who went from UA to UT with a juco stop in between — has made it even clearer how much he relishes the shot he’ll get at his old coach Saturday in Knoxville:
“I ain’t going to lie to you, I want this game more than any other game. I want to beat Saban…
I like him, but I wasn’t wanting to be under him. I just wouldn’t rather be under him. With some players, he’ll see you in the hallway and he’ll just walk right past you like he doesn’t see you. I don’t like stuff like that.”
Asked about Sentimore yesterday, Saban called him a “good player” and said he’s “happy he’s doing a good job and having success.” But he also added: “I hope he’s doing what he needs to do off the field, in school. His problems here were not relative to being a football player. It had nothing to do with pass rush or sacks, or any of that.”
No, it apparently had to do with going to class. One must wonder what Tennessee coach Derek Dooley thinks about old boss’ “hope” that one of his Vols is “doing what he needs to do off the field, in school.”
While Sentimore suggests Saban would walk down the hall and pass one of his players without speaking, ironically, one of Dooley’s former Louisiana Tech players hinted last week that Dooley was cut from the same type cloth.
Sour grapes in one case? In both cases? Or are Saban and Dooley both unfriendly coots?