Nick Saban calls on staff to aid West Virginia with flood relief

Before Nick Saban took over as one of the best head coaches in college football and led the Alabama Crimson Tide to four national championships, he grew up in West Virginia.

It looks like he is trying to help out his home state through their time of need after being ravaged by flooding over the last few weeks.

Saban announced, via a statement released on Thursday, that he is asking coaches across the state of Alabama to help the state by donating small pieces of uniforms to high schools in West Virginia.

Without that help, many teams in the state won’t be able to field teams in the fall.

Football was such an important part of my childhood in West Virginia, and to see the devastation the flooding has caused, and how it has threatened so many high school football teams, we wanted to find a way to help,” Saban said in the statement. “We are asking each high school from across the state to donate a full uniform to help these schools get their kids back on the football field this season.”

If the coaches are are looking to help donate, they are being asked to donate one full uniform. Alabama will collect the uniforms near the end of July and ship them off to West Virginia to help high school football programs across the state.

Nick Saban is certainly one of the most influential names in the state of Alabama and he should have no problem collecting enough donations to help his homestate out.

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