Alabama coach Nick Saban has seen the empty seats around Bryant-Denny Stadium, and he doesn’t like it.
During a news conference on Wednesday night, Saban took aim at the student section, which he said was only half full during Saturday’s 56-14 home win over Louisiana-Lafayette.
Nick Saban goes on a heated rant on how he was "disappointed" to see the student section half-full during the Louisiana game. #RollTide pic.twitter.com/QM77uwbRRt
— Kyle Burger (@kyle_burger) October 3, 2018
A few players, including long-snapper Thomas Fletcher, took to Twitter to echo Saban’s frustration with the empty seats in Bryant-Denny Stadium’s student section.
Must be nice to have people come to your home games https://t.co/Dbf7dHDNXB
— Thomas Fletcher (@longsnapfletch) September 30, 2018
AL.com reported, the Louisiana-Lafayette game had an early kickoff at 11 a.m. CT Saturday on parents weekend on the Tuscaloosa campus.
Saban said that the players “work too hard” and “deserve to have everything and people supporting them in every way.”
No. 1 Alabama goes on the road to Arkansas this Saturday. Fans will then have their chance to try to fill Bryant-Denny Stadium the following weekend when the Crimson Tide host Missouri.
Maybe don’t schedule such an early game. College kids need their sleep. Plus that matchup was a snoozefest anyways.