Saban Reacts to Former Assistant Calling Him "The Devil"

Atlanta, GA---Alabama coach Nick Saban says he finds recent comments made about him by a former assistant coach "terribly disappointing."

Tim Davis, now the offensive line coach at Florida, said this about Saban Tuesday during a Gator booster club event "I've always wanted to work with Will [Muschamp], Will's got a plan. Will coached under the devil himself for seven years. I only did three." Davis spent one year under Saban with the Dolphins, two at Alabama.

Coach Saban, speaking to the media before a promotional tour stop at Turner Field in Atlanta last night called that terribly disappointing adding "I try to do right by the people that work for me. It's a tough, demanding job."

Davis' comments came less than four months after Vanderbilt coach James Franklin referred to Saban as "Nicky Satan" during a high school sports banquet.

"Twice. On two occasions," Saban said Thursday. "It's just disappointing. If somebody has a problem with me, I'd appreciate it if they'd tell me. Sometimes you've got to demand that people do things that maybe they don't want to do, but it's not personal."

Saban went on to say he knows Davis' comments are not representative of coach Muschamp or the University of Florida. "I know that, Saban says "because I'm close enough to Will to know that."