Tua Tagovailoa Explains The ‘Two Sides’ Of Playing For Nick Saban
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The world mostly sees the stern, all business side of Nick Saban. In an interview with Mike Greenberg on ESPN this week, Miami Dolphins QB and former Alabama star, Tua Tagovailoa, explained that there are two sides to the Crimson Tide coach...
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“I think being able to play for someone like coach Saban, it gives you two sides,” Tagovailoa told Greenberg, via 247Sports. “It gives you someone who’s very hard on you. Someone who expects the best out of you. Then the other side where you get someone who is very caring. Very loving for his players. That’s who coach Saban was. On the field, he was very hard. He expected the best out of his players. He expected the best out of you.”

“Off the field, he knew how to turn that off. It was like he wasn’t a coach anymore,” Tagovailoa said. “He’s just someone who wanted to be there to help his guys in whatever way, shape, or form he could. I think having someone like that has helped me in the NFL because you deal with guys with different personalities. You deal with guys that are ‘hoo-rah’ guys that like to get in your butt. You also deal with guys where you’ve got to help them get the best out of them. I think that’s how he helped me.”
(The Spun)
Filed Under: Alabama Sports
Originally published on SECRant.com

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"You deal with guys that are ‘hoo-rah’ guys that like to get in your butt." Uh, phrasing... - Sterling Archer
Reply6 months
Niceeeee...
6 months
His dad used to beat him when he had bad games. It wouldn’t take much to look good compared to that.
Reply6 months
“ You deal with guys that are ‘hoo-rah’ guys that like to get in your butt.” Well alrighty then
Reply6 months
Hard on the field but easy to move the entire fam to Birmingham from Hawaii and get everyone a job and a house
Reply6 months
happens everywhere. Hell, in 1976, Dale Brown hired Ron Abernathy, who was Rudy Macklin's HS coach. Kansas hired Danny Manning's father as coach to help land him. Recently, Ole Miss hired Shea Patterson's brother. shite goes on everywhere.
6 months
but, but, but... I thought Saban was a miserable person.
Reply6 months
Not miserable. Just sucky to be around.
6 months
On the field he was very hard. Off the field he bought my parents a house in Tuscaloosa.
Reply6 months
How could some brownish people afford to move from one of the most expensive places to live to one of the cheapest? It's not like they owned their own house in Hawaii that sold for a shite ton. Oh wait
6 months
His father is retired from the U.S. National Park Service. Was in charge of the USS Arizona Memorial. Got a job working for Ivan Maisel's family's beer distributor in Birmingham. Retirement check and decent job with a fraction of cost of living in Alabama as opposed to Hawaii.
5 months
‘hoo-rah’ guys that like to get in your butt. translation, please.
Reply6 months
you'll have to ask Tua's dad.
6 months
Drill Sargent [hoo-ra] types who "ride your a**", which is a term for holding you very accountable
6 months
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