The Alabama football team is back practicing after its Spring Break, and during his first press conference since the return, Nick Saban was less than pleased after a reporter asked about his defensive line depth (5:13 of video). Via 247 Sports:
Reporter: “Nick, you have what appears to be quality depth along the defensive line. Just wondering how you would access that group thus far.”
Saban: “Why would you… we lost two starters there, is that right? What does ‘appear’ mean? Does it mean you dreamed about it and it’s just there?”
Reporter: “It looks like on paper…”
Saban: “On paper? What it looks like on paper? We’ve never seen these guys play or seen them take on an SEC lineman or anything like that but it appears? I like that… ‘it appears.’ So that’s how we form public opinion because something ‘appears’ that way so we make it that way and then everybody believes it that way.