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Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Plaxico is not a big Nick Saban fan

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Burress

New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress evidently wasn't too fond of his college coach, Nick Saban, when the two were together at Michigan State. Plax sounded off on Saban in his new autobiography, Ethan Skolnick writes in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Burress didn't think much of Saban's people skills and the fact Saban didn't allow him to talk to the media [I'm with ya there, Plax]. Saban's departure to LSU in December 1999 also rubbed Burress the wrong way.

From the story:

Burress also recalls Saban telling MSU players that, contrary to rumors, he wasn't leaving Michigan State for LSU.

"Then the next day, the very next day, Saban said, 'Guys, I'm going to LSU,'" Burress writes. "So that let me know where he was coming from as a person and how loyal he was. I didn't trust anything he said at that point. Nothing."

I wonder if Saban and Bobby Petrino will sit down before the Alabama-Arkansas game on Sept. 20 and talk about who is liked less.