If you don’t like Boise State’s blue football field or Oregon’s variety of uniforms because it breaks the tradition of green turf and recognizable jerseys, that’s OK.
Alabama coach Nick Saban said he’s a traditionalist, too.
During Saban’s radio show Thursday night, a caller asked about having the Bryant-Denny Stadium turf painted crimson and white. Not just the end zones, but the entire field.
Saban said that wouldn’t be his decision but he wouldn’t like it if it did happen.
“There’s an expectation for when people come to Bryant-Denny Stadium, there’s an expectation for the tradition and the things they see there, how things are done, how we dress as a team,” he said. “I don’t think I should change that. Too many people have contributed to make it what it is for anybody to change it that doesn’t have a really good reason.”
Then he reminded the caller, “That’s somebody else’s decision about the field, so you’re asking the wrong guy.”
But can you imagine anybody at the university making a decision that big when Saban seems so dead-set against it?