Tommy Rees being blamed for Nick Saban's retirement

Social media is having a field day blaming the former Notre Dame football OC as the reason that Nick Saban is stepping down.
Alabama offensive coordinator Tommy Rees speaks to members of the media Sunday, August 6, 2023.
Alabama offensive coordinator Tommy Rees speaks to members of the media Sunday, August 6, 2023. / Gary Cosby Jr.-Tuscaloosa News / USA

One of the most enjoyable past times of the last week or so for Notre Dame football fans and college football fans in general has been piling on Alabama offensive coordinator Tommy Rees. On Wednesday evening, Rees took quite a bit of the blame for Nick Saban calling it a career.

News began flying around social media on Wednesday that Saban was stepping down after a GOAT career. He had more National Titles than any other coach that worked in his era. He built Alabama back up to a powerhouse after years of being mediocre.

And the reports that Nick Saban is retiring came out of nowhere. His retirement comes just over a week after his Alabama team was toppled by Michigan in the CFB semifinals. There were more than a few people that blamed Bama's loss to the Wolverines in Rees.

It makes sense then, that people are also blaming Nick Saban's retirement on Tommy Rees. Obviously most of the people weighing in on that particular subject are kidding. There's still quite a few Notre Dame football fans, for instance, who are holding a grudge against the former Irish offensive coordinator.

There are also plenty of Alabama and college football fans who wanted to see the Tide upend Michigan who are holding a grudge against Rees for his playcalling, especially in that overtime period. Now he's got a bullseye on him on social media.

Tommy Rees blamed for Nick Saban's retiring

Nick Saban decided to call it a career after Tommy Rees dialed up "one last stinker."

Tommy Rees suddenly feeling very alone.

What's the worst that could happen?

Tommy Rees was the signal for Nick Saban that it was time to leave college football.

Tommy Ree was always trying to take down Nick Saban. That's why he left Notre Dame football in the first place.

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