Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: With Saban, sometimes it's like you're still in 3rd grade
by Mark Edwards
Jul 17, 2013 | 2495 views |  0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Alabama coach Nick Saban meets with reporters Thursday at SEC Media Days. (File photo by Vasha Hunt/
Alabama coach Nick Saban meets with reporters Thursday at SEC Media Days. (File photo by Vasha Hunt/
One of my most vivid memories from my days as a little boy at Shades Cahaba Elementary School happened in third grade.

My teacher, Mrs. King, said something I didn’t think was correct. Of course, I saw myself as the most knowledgeable 8-year-old in the entirety of the world, so I said I disagreed. When she had the nerve to suggest that maybe I didn’t already know everything under the sun, I made a grave mistake: I sighed and rolled my eyes.

Mrs. King screamed and screamed at me, with the crux being that I shouldn’t roll my eyes at her. The windows blew out, the lights flickered off, and black clouds began blocking out the sun. (At least, that’s how I remember it.) She vented so long, so angrily and so loudly, even to this day, a couple of my former classmates joke with me, “I bet Mrs. King still hates you.”

Today, Alabama coach Nick Saban will conduct football class for us at SEC Media Days, and there’s a part of me that thinks I’m still in Mrs. King’s class.

I have a feeling – just a nagging feeling – that if I disagreed with Saban, sighed and rolled my eyes, I bet he would have a similar reaction. The only difference between now and then is it would be up on YouTube before I left the room.

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