Birmingham, Ala. – Jackson State football coach Dion Sanders wants to behave like Alabama coach and six-time national champion Nick Saban.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Cornerback and second-year coach has claimed that reporters will not call him by his first name before leaving the SWAC Media Day event in Sheraton-Birmingham on Tuesday.
“You don’t call Nick Saban, ‘Nick.’ “Don’t call me Dion,” Sanders told Nick Sauce from Clarion-Laser.
“If you call Nick (soap), Nick, you’ll be thrown at the scene, so don’t do it with me,” Sanders added later. “Treat me like Nick.”
Sanders, who went 4-3 in his first year as college coach, came out as his first name for the second time.
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Sus Ledger’s Ole Miss writer, who has gone through several beatings, recently ran at the College World Series Championships, covering the state of Mississippi. This is Sanders’ second visit to Swiss Media Day.
“I call people by their first names when I interview them,” Sus said. “Whether I’m talking to someone for years or someone I’m talking to for the first time. That’s true of Ole Miss Beat’s coaches and players, Mississippi State and Southern Miss coaches and players. Their teams and, as of January, to cover Sanders. Please help. ”
Sus gave his ole Miss Beat Saban and football coach, Lane Kiffin, first name along with Bulldogs national championship baseball coach Chris Lemnis.