Jake Coker on Nick Saban: “More Focused Than Anyone I’ve Ever Been Around”
Former Tide quarterback Jake Coker was on "The Game with Ryan Fowler" on Friday to discuss his time in Tuscaloosa, talking about the 2015 national championship year, but also what it was like to be coached by Nick Saban.
Coker was unable to win the starting job under center in 2014, eventually losing the role to senior Blake Sims, but came back strong in 2015 to win the starting job over David Cornwell, Alec Morris, and Cooper Bateman, and as we all know, led the Tide to its sixteenth national championship in program history.
Part of this process was in part due to Saban's coaching philosophy: be patient and your time will come. Saban is one of the best, if not the best, college football coaches of all time, and the former Alabama quarterback made sure to give credit where it is definitely due.
"The way he wins, they don't come like that, maybe ever... he does everything the right way, and I think he does what he thinks is right, and more focused than anyone I've ever been around."
Coker brought up the idea of "focus," and then further elaborated on how focused of a person Nick Saban really is.
"I think you have to be a special person that can maintain a level of focus that can't be surpassed, and the way he sticks to his values and does things right, the way he treats us [the players]... He'll do anything to help you succeed."
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