John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
During his weekly radio show on Thursday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban was asked about the time he played himself in the movie The Blind Side, which was about the recruitment of former Ole Miss offensive lineman Michael Oher.

Saban, who recruited Oher when he was the head coach at LSU, had to be convinced to do the movie and only did so as long as he wasn't wearing any LSU clothes. Per SECCountry.com:
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“I did no acting in The Blind Side. It was not considered acting. They gave me a script, the director gave me a script. I didn’t want to be in the movie because I was the coach here (Alabama), and I was the coach at LSU in the movie so I thought the fans here would all get mad at me if I was the LSU coach in a movie.

“So I refused and Fred Smith, who was a pretty powerful guy with FedEx and all that, produced the movie and talked me into doing it. I told him I’d do it, but I’m not going to wear LSU clothes. He said ok.
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47 Comments
He'd have broken down and cried thinking about how many more national championships he could have won with LSU's talent.
Reply49 months
he isn't dumb. He knew he'd get railed if he wore the P&G.
Reply49 months
i was surprised he did it at all.
Reply49 months
km
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Because they didn't have a boys medium size.
Reply49 months
Cool story bro
Reply49 months
So Saban already hated LSU?
Reply49 months
19
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No, he knew just how fricking stupid gumps are.
49 months
This is pretty good evidence that the Gumps can't decipher the difference between movies and reality.
Reply49 months
Someone needs to digitally edit that scene and throw it on YouTube.
Reply49 months
Midgets don't bother me. Let them be
Reply49 months
What a midget cock goblin.
Reply49 months
Uh, I don't care. frick Saban.
Reply49 months
Saban has some bull shite stories. No shock.
Reply49 months
Larry, you are ruining this site
Reply49 months
He wore a purple and gold tie, why is this even an article
Reply49 months
If anything should be news, it's this.......****
Reply49 months
This movie is like 9 years old
Reply49 months
S
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Sabes loved us first.
Reply49 months
They show him in his office with LSU gear everywhere. He says LSU to the recruit. He wore a yellow blazer.
Reply49 months
What load of crap. Saban was just looking for an excuse to say he told Fred Smith how it was gonna be. Saban loves rubbing elbows with corporate big shots.
Reply49 months
Sounds like Fred Smith told him what to do.
49 months
Can't blame him. I know Alabama fans who were not happy that he wore a gold tie at his first public appearance at an Alabama basketball game.
Reply49 months
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