Nick Saban Caught a 6-Foot, 180-Pound Fish

Some consider the top coaches at the non-professional level to be “big fish in a small pound”. According to Nick Saban, he caught a big fish in a big pond. Saban is in Florida with other coaches for SEC meetings to discuss the state of the conference and college football as a whole. However, he had to drop this little nugget before they proceeded onto more crucial matters.

Saban: “We caught five tarpon last night at the pass, in like an hour. I caught one that was 180 pounds…six feet long.”

— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) May 26, 2015

For those not familiar with fishing: Tarpon have been known to stretch to almost eight feet and sometimes over 200 pounds. While the numbers match-up, it is still hard to believe that Saban would be able to hold up.

Saban on the fish: “I hung in there. It’s called mental toughness.”

— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) May 26, 2015

Like we would all imagine though, Saban held out until the end as he managed to catch the frisky fish.

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