Nick Saban is not used to this. His Alabama Crimson Tide are on the outside looking in when it comes to the College Football Playoff, a venue they have come to dominate over the past several years. A near loss to Texas- and two actual losses to SEC rivals Tennessee and LSU are black marks on the team’s schedule. But the worst part of the Tide’s 2022 college football season has nothing to do with their play on the field.

Ex-Alabama football player Bo Scarbrough lamented the difference in how his Tide teams- and this one- simply approach games. Nick Saban spoke about his conversation with Scarbrough- and with other alumni- during an appearance on his Thursday radio show.

Here’s what Saban had to say, per Michael Casagrande of

“When former players come back to me, it hurts my heart.