Former LSU QB Josh Booty Recollects on Playing for Nick Saban [Audio]
Oftentimes here on TIDE 99.1, we talk with former Alabama players that used to play for Nick Saban here at The Capstone, but it's not often that we hear from players that played for him on another team. Josh Booty, former LSU quarterback, played for Saban in Baton Rouge in 2000, helping lead the Tigers to a Peach Bowl win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
On Friday, Booty joined Ryan Fowler inside The Game to give us an insight on what it was like to play for Saban while at LSU. While he only played under the tutelage of the current head man in Tuscaloosa, Booty expressed what makes Saban such a successful coach.
"He's earned his stripes, he's matured, of course, since 15 years ago when I played for him. He had a lot to prove, and he continues to stay really, really hungry, and you can see it because his recruiting, he's so hungry to get all the best players, hungry to be that team that everyone wants to beat."
That comment is a sentiment that current Alabama fans would most definitely agree with, having had the benefit of watching first-hand Saban coach over the past nine seasons. It seems that not much has changed with his approach to the game of football, even over the past 15 years.
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