Nick Saban explains Tyler Siskey's role in the Ole Miss-Alabama game
Posted by: Pete Roussel on Monday September 30, 2013
In light of the whole Tyler Siskey saga that I documented last night, Nick Saban was asked today how common is it for a non full-time coach to be in the press box during a game and assist in a game plan?
Saban said, “He (Siskey) didn’t really assist in the game plan. He wasn’t on the head set. He didn’t talk to anybody during the game. I don’t know if there’s any rule that says he can’t go in the press box and watch the game. He wasn’t in any different position than he’s ever been in any game.
“The benefit that we had was in the off-season when we do studies of off-season opponents and how we would try to defend what they do. Just like Billy Napier was at Colorado State last year. So he could tell us…we already knew because Jim McElwain was here... So you can learn some things that maybe you wouldn’t be able to pick up in preparation in terms of how you defends and what you try to do by understanding their offense a little bit.
“If there was an advantage to that, that was it. It was nothing that happened in the game. And it was really nothing that happened in the game plan. Tyler does a good job for the role for us in recruiting. That’s a full-time job for him and that’s what he does a good job at.”
To read about Hugh Freeze's comments about the situation from earlier today, visit the Clarion-Ledger website. Ole Miss beat writer Hugh Kellenberger has an excellent write-up.