On Friday September 20, Alabama announced that running back T.J. Yeldon will be suspended for the first quarter of Saturday’s game with Colorado State. In a reports by CBSSportsline.com, Yeldon will miss the first 15 minutes of a game that they are 39.5 point favorites. If you’re an Alabama fan, you have to love the fake discipline by Nick Saban. Yeldon was suspended for his throat slash gesture after scoring a second quarter touchdown against Texas A&M.
If Nick Saban was really interested in discipline, he would’ve benched Yeldon the rest of the Texas A&M game. While Saban was visibly outraged on the surface, there was no way he was going to bench Yeldon for the rest of the game.
If Alabama was playing Georgia, do we think that Nick Saban would’ve benched Yeldon? There’s no way. Let’s not act like Alabama doesn’t have plenty of running backs to fill in either.
To put it simply, even after T.J. Yeldon Fumbled on the goal line, he was right back in there on the next possession. The reason why is because Yeldon is the best player, and Saban knew there was no time to implement fake discipline.
Let’s keep the farce alive. Nick Saban is just "too damn old" to suspend players in big games.