So what did the one of the most successful head coaches in history do to kill the time? Well, watch the weather channel of course.
Before kickoff on Monday night, ESPN’s Holy Rowe caught up with Saban and asked about how he’d kept himself busy during the day. The Alabama head coach kept things real with his answer.
“Watching the Weather Channel, waiting to get to the game,” Saban told Rowe during pregame. “It’s been a long day, no doubt. Hopefully, the players are able to stay focused. They probably handle it a little better than us old folks do.”
“You’re a man of great routine what have you been doing all day?”
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The Crimson Tide head coach probably learned that it’s a clear night in Indianapolis but cold, with temperatures in the low 20’s. Thankfully, Alabama and Georgia will take the field indoors at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts.
Saban’s Crimson Tide come in as the underdogs on Monday, despite downing the Bulldogs last month at the SEC Championship. Alabama won the first meeting rather comfortably thanks to an electric performance from Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young.
This time around, the path to victory isn’t expected to be as easy for Alabama, but Saban is used to coaching in such important games. The appearance at Monday’s national championship will be his 10th trip to a title contest and he’s won in seven of his first nine tries.
Luckily for Saban, the wait is now over. Alabama and Georgia will take the field for the 2021 College Football Playoff national championship at 8 p.m. ET with kickoff coming shortly after.
The title game will air on ESPN.
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