Alabama's latest loss has coach Nick Saban searching for ways to motivate his team.
Citing the 9-11 terrorist attacks and Pearl Harbor, Saban said Monday his team must rebound like America did from a "catastrophic event."
In this case, that would be an embarrassing 21-14 loss Saturday to Louisiana-Monroe, dropping the Tide's record to 6-5.
"Changes in history usually occur after some kind of catastrophic event," Saban said during the opening remarks of his weekly news conference. "It may be 9-11, which sort of changed the spirit of America relative to catastrophic events. Pearl Harbor kind of got us ready for World War II, or whatever, and that was a catastrophic event."
That is just spectacular. No, really. Please continue, Coach Saban. Wow us with your wit...or, you know, not.
(Does this remind anyone else of Kellen Winslow, Jr.'s insistence that he was a "souljah" back in the day?)