Alabama football coach Nick Saban never really shows off his personality.
Saban is a straight-shooter and all about business. But that changed this week ahead of his team’s trip to College Station for a meeting with the Texas A&M Aggies.
During his press conference, Saban was asked whether his program would be doing anything to assist any players who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey — which struck Texas and led to catastrophic flooding in the Houston area — and his response was gold.
Saban didn’t really acknowledge whether Alabama would be doing anything to help, but he did share a personal story and lessons learned from it.
Specifically, Saban recalled a time his girlfriend broke up with him and his father’s lesson that “you can’t let personal life interfere with your work” or else you will have even more problems.
We need Nick Saban to share more personal stories.
Alabama and Texas A&M meet at Kyle Field on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.