Nick Saban has built a NFL factory at Alabama, with as many as five Crimson Tide players set to go in the first round of Thursday's NFL draft.
Saban is a football lifer, but he still hasn't gotten used to "whack-a-prospect," to borrow a phrase from our Gregg Rosenthal.
"I mean, I don't know how anybody drafts anybody," he went on. "There's so much information out there, how do you get the right information?"
Saban even goes to the seemingly bottomless "(Insert name here) can have my daughter!" well.
"I'm just saying, your daughter's dating him and you love him," he said. "I mean, that's how he is, and some team called (me) the other day and said, 'Can you explain to us? They say Trent used to hang around the wrong people.' I say, 'Where in the heck did that come from?' "
Saban's frustration is understandable. He actually knows the kid, as opposed to the strangers who rely on speculation and fourth-hand information to craft crooked narratives.