The whole presser is worth watching. He mentions his remarks to Urban Meyer when he was at UT, lots of Nick Saban praising, and he even says "building this [FAU] brick by brick". He prostrates himself to Saban throughout saying he will be at the Alabama staff meeting the next day after his presser. I don't take a black & white, love/hate view of Lane Kiffin. He is definitely a flawed figure and his time at Tennessee was problematic. But I do think he has grown and is a quality coach. I definitely think he's better than Butch Jones. But to the point of this post, I respect his opinion and view on Saban. But this biggest thing I noticed was this story: https://youtu.be/WJEA98koY14?t=26m31s "People have this assumption, that Coach Saban is stubborn and he's just going to do things a certain way. And I get credit for the offense. But I give credit to him (Saban). He was the one that wanted to change. He said, 'We're not going the right direction. This is not where college football is going.' And as much as he couldn't stand where it's going on offense, as much as he dislikes it, he was not going to be stubborn...and so we changed." And that, my fellow Vol fans, is why Saban is Saban, and Butch is Butch. Of course, there are a million other reasons why. But the overarching, fundamental problem with Butch Jones in the SEC is that he struggles to learn, acknowledge reality, then adapt and change. Both in game, and year over year. And what does Saban do when Lane Kiffin leaves? Reloads with Steve Sarkisian. Yes, another flawed coach. But I think he will be very successful, and there is almost no chance that he will get out of line under Saban. Sarkisian will rehabilitate his image and grow as a coach just like Kiffin did. As long as we have Butch and Alabama has Nick Saban, we will be playing for second best. And we'll continue to lose at that game too. Shitty time to be a Vol fan, but what else is new?