Thursday at Alabama football's Pro Day, head coach Nick Saban addressed comments from earlier this week in which he said, "there's no such thing as being in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Saban was discussing the suspension of highly-rated true freshman cornerback Tony Mitchell for his recent arrest for possession of marijuana with intent and reportedly driving at 141 mph as he attempted to evade the police.
Alabama basketball coach Nate Oats was heavily criticized last month for saying Brandon Miller was in the "wrong spot at the wrong time" when the star player was reportedly involved in a shooting that left one person dead.
While the two statements seemingly contradict each other, Saban said on Thursday that he was not taking a shot at Oats. In fact, he said he does not even pay attention to basketball coaches' press conferences.
"There's nothing to clarify. I don't watch basketball coaches' press conferences," Saban stated. "How many years have I been coaching? I've never watched one [and] never listened to what other people say. It's strictly about our program and what we do and has nothing to do with anybody else. I don't make comments about anybody else, and we hope the basketball team does really, really well."
On Wednesday, Saban visited with the basketball team as they prepared for their upcoming Sweet 16 matchup against San Diego State.
This Sweet 16 matchup will take place in Louisville's KFC Yum! Center at 5:30 p.m. CT with the winner advancing to the Elite Eight to take on the winner of Princeton and Creighton.
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