There seemed to be a lot of chatter between Kirkpatrick and the Honey Badger a couple weeks ago. We all saw how that worked out for Kirkpatrick.
Nick Saban doesn’t believe that running one’s mouth is a sign of “swagger.” In fact, he’s so anti-trash talking that he’s even got a rule against it:
“We have a rule on our team that our players are not allowed to talk to players on the other team. We have guys who violate that occasionally, but by having the rule probably minimizes it. We haven’t had a whole lot of it…
You should do your job. How you perform, the toughness you play with, the effort you give, your ability to focus, and the discipline to execute frustrates the other guy, not what you say. It may motivate them. That’s our rule.”
The link above has a comments from other SEC coaches regarding trash talk and not everyone is as against it as Saban appears to be.