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The Mind of Nick Saban

In case you missed the ‘60 Minutes’ interview of Nick Saban, it contains one of the most provocative statements uttered by…anybody…ever!

Near the start of the piece, Armen Keteyian asks Saban why he’s “so tough on people.”

Saban’s initial response was pro forma:

“I don’t know if that’s fair that I’m really tough on people. We create a standard for how we want to do things. Everybody’s got to buy into that standard or you really can’t have any team chemistry.”

Then he appended:

Nick Saban

Nick Saban

“Mediocre people don’t like high achievers, and high achievers don’t like mediocre people.”


Think about that.

As a generalization.  As a theory of human behavior.

Let me start from a personal perspective.  As a mediocre person I am offended.