I always loved Patrick Surtain, and I agree with him here. And it wasn't that Saban left to go to Alabama ... it was the way he left that was as low class as you can get. It speaks of character.
Barry Jackson wrote:
Alabama coach Nick Saban often gets what he wants.
But when Saban’s minions called Plantation American Heritage asking if he could land his helicopter on school grounds for a quick recruiting trip, Saban was given a firm no.
That’s according to coach Patrick Surtain, as relayed on the Joe Rose Show on WQAM.
Rose, sour on Saban after his two years with the Dolphins and his assurance that he was "not going to be the Alabama coach," has implored South Florida schools to refuse to allow Saban to park his helicopter on their grounds
."[Saban] inquired but the old man told him no," Surtain said, referring to Plantation American Heritage’s top official. "That goes for Nick and any other coach. He shouldn’t be landing helicopters on anybody’s property."
Surtain, who recently guided Heritage to a state championship, gave Rose a quick update on four of his top senior prospects: uncommitted defensive end Andrew Chatfield; defensive tackle Nesta Silvera (a UM oral commitment) and two elite cornerbacks that UM, Alabama and others are pursuing – his son, Patrick Surtain Jr. and Tyson Campbell.
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