Spurrier thinks Saban should work less

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By Sara Jane Harris

(WOLO) - Steve Spurrier recently shared his thoughts on the work habits of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban.

In a recent interview with GoGamecocks.com, Spurrier said, "I told Nick Saban one time, I said, 'Nick, you don't have to stay there until midnight and your teams would be just as good and win just as many.'"

"He said, 'If I could do it the way you do it, I would, but I don't feel comfortable unless I try to cover every base, every angle, be totally prepared.'"

"I said, 'Well, that's probably why you do it.' When I come out there, I feel comfortable we are ready to play. We have our game plan in, going to call this, call that and so forth. Everybody is different as far as when they feel they are totally prepared."

Spurrier doesn't think the Gamecocks would be any better if he worked longer hours.

“I have read stories that people who last a long time have outside interests. I can’t grind on football 11 months a year maybe the way some of these coaches do. They can grind now,” Spurrier said. “I mean, they will go 6:30 a.m. to 7:30, 8:00 at night in the offseason. Did you know that? I don’t know what they do. They say they are working."

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