Nick Saban reprised his true-to-life role in the movie 'The Blind Side' in 2009, but he wouldn't diss his new home at Alabama to do it, according to a report from 247 sports.
In his weekly call-in show, Saban recalled his discussion with the director of the movie, in which he'd appear attempting to recruit Michael Oher. His script and wardrobe, however, was a matter of contention.
“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," Saban said, according to 247 Sports.
“I told him I’d do it, but I’m not going to wear LSU clothes. He said OK. Then the director comes in and gives me a script and says ‘OK, here’s your lines. Here’s what we want you to say.’ I said, ‘Hey buddy, I was there. I did this.'”
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Saban did it his way, he said. And the director bought in. Oher eventually committed to Ole Miss and coach Ed Orgeron — who also appeared in the movie. Saban would leave LSU in 2005 for an uninspiring stint with the Miami Dolphins before he landed at Alabama in 2007.
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