Former Alabama LB Comments on Playing for Saban vs Pittman
Drew Sanders, who used to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Arkansas Razorbacks, is expected to be one of the top linebackers in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Sanders started the first half of his collegiate career at Alabama before transferring and graduating from Arkansas. His time with the Razorbacks was well spent when reviewing his stats. In two years with the Crimson Tide, Sanders racked up only 33 tackles and one sack. After transferring to the Razorbacks, Sanders racked up 103 tackles and 9.5 sacks in only one season.
In one of the linebacker's recent interviews, he was asked what the main difference was between playing for both Nick Saban and Sam Pittman, and his answer did not disappoint.
"Both coaches are great and I loved playing for both of them. But Saban has his own coaching style and he’s going to get after you. He’ll chew your ear out once in a while. Coach Pittman can do the same, but wants to be your friend and is always around you. But I love both coaches and would run through a wall for them," Sanders said.
The moral of the story is, both coaches would do anything for their players, but Saban will always tell it like it is.