Nick Saban Says Clemson Is Running “Copycat” Plays During Halftime Interview

first_imgNick Saban on the sideline at the national title game.SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on against the Clemson Tigers during the first quarter in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Levi’s Stadium on January 07, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)Clemson leads Alabama 31-16 at halftime of the national championship game, and Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban, predictably, is not pleased. At halftime, he had some interesting things to say when interviewed by Maria Taylor.Saban, in a somewhat candid interview, told viewers that Clemson is running “copycat” plays that other teams have run against the Crimson Tide this year. He did not specify which plays he was talking about.He did add, however, that Alabama will “get it fixed” for the second half.“Well first of all we aren’t doing a very good job of getting off the field on third down on defense. We turned the ball over twice. We had the ball on the half-yard-line and get a penalty, take points off the board.We’ve executed well enough on offense and scored a lot of points but we turned the ball over – shooting ourselves in the foot.But defensively we’re going to have to play a lot better than what we’re playing. They’re doing some things – copycat stuff that other people have done against us so we hadn’t practiced against it. We’ll get it fixed at half time.”Here’s video:So if it’s “copycat stuff”, why aren’t you prepared for it? Go #Clemson— Tony Lombardi (@RSRLombardi) January 8, 2019The second half is about to start. Alabama will need to overcome a 15-point halftime deficit.last_img read more