The Alabama head football coach was asked whether or not the comment was related to Nate Oats and the situation involving Brandon Miller.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— While former Alabama football players participate in drills during their Pro Day, head coach Nick Saban spoke with the media.
It didn't take long for a reporter to ask about the "no such thing as wrong place, wrong time" comments he made about the suspension of defensive back Tony Mitchell. Social media went up in a frenzy after Saban made those comments, assuming that the remarks were related to basketball head coach Nate Oats, who said it was the "wrong place, wrong time" about freshman Brandon Miller.
"I don't watch basketball coaches' press conferences," Saban said. "I mean, how many years have I been coaching, you know? Never watched one. Never listened to what other people say. That was strictly about our program and what we do. It had nothing to do with anybody else. I don't make any comments about anybody else.
"We hope the basketball team does really, really well."
Oats was asked about Saban's original comments, and he said that he didn't feel disrespected.
"He and I talked that night," Oats said. "I didn't take it that way at all. I've got a ton of respect for him. He's been a tremendous supporter of our program.
Oats added that he and Saban have a great relationship, and Saban recently visited the team before it departed for Louisville to compete in the Sweet 16 against San Diego State.
"It was a great experience in practice for me," Miller said. "I always grew up being an Alabama football fan, so Coach Saban has always been a great role model for me. It was just great just seeing him an arm's length away from me."
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