Nick Saban says ‘hell yes’ at Tide practice against Auburn after missing 2020 game

Nick Saban says ‘hell yes’ at Tide practice against Auburn after missing 2020 game
Nick Saban says ‘hell yes’ at Tide practice against Auburn after missing 2020 game

Nick Saban has missed just one game in his illustrious coaching career.

In 2020, college football had a COVID-shortened season.

The University of Alabama won a Southeastern Conference Championship and a College Football Playoff National Championship that year, but the players didn’t have Coach Saban at Bryant-Denny Stadium for the ‘Annual Iron Bowl against Auburn. Saban tested positive for COVID-19 and watched the game from home. Steve Sarkisian, the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator, acted as head coach in place of Saban. Alabama outscored the Tigers, 42-13. He liked to watch the game from a different place; however, the 71-year-old is excited to return to the pitch to coach this time. On Wednesday, he told reporters of his enthusiasm.

“Yes,” Saban said with a laugh as he returned to the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium for the Iron Bowl. “You act like I’ve been to the moon or something. I was just there watching the game. What’s interesting about watching the game from home is that I never realized the TV copy was a few seconds behind the actual copy. So, I have the real movie set and I have the TV on. I can watch the play, then I can see it again. It was an effective experience, and for the few who couldn’t communicate, I contributed in some measure.

Saban will face an interim coach in Carnell “Cadillac” Williams. He coached against Williams while at Louisiana State University and Williams was running back at Auburn. Williams is making the Tigers play with more energy and the tide has to match their intensity.

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