Alabama coach Nick Saban appeared on Saturday’s College GameDay show live via Zoom to preview the 2020 season ahead of their scrimmage in Tuscaloosa.
The Crimson Tide are one of the preseason front-runners to reach the College Football Playoff as Saban tries to win a record-setting seventh national championship, but that has now been lost to what he stated on the show when asked about him marching with players on campus.
“It’s always been our goal to sort of elevate players’ chance to be successful in life. Part of that is how do you elevate other people in a positive direction. I think our players have all been positive and recognize the issues we have and be positive what they can do to impact the future. They are doing some things that can affect change within our community as well as in the messaging they’ve seen in all lives matter, including black lives. I’ve been very proud of the way they’ve approached all this.”
That is a huge difference from what Saban said in an emotional video released by the team in June where he declared that “All lives can’t matter until black lives matter.”
“In this moment in history, we can’t be silent. We must speak up for our brothers and sisters, for our sons and daughters,” Saban says.
Social media ripped him a new one: