Alabama football coach Nick Saban made an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show on Thursday afternoon. McAfee, known for his interest in cars, asked Saban if he had taken his personal Ferrari out for a leisurely country drive, possibly with his wife Terry. Saban gave a witty reply to the question thrown by the former Indianapolis Colts player.
“I’m sure I’m obsessive-compulsive, but I only drive the Ferrari on Wednesday if it’s not raining. So, that’s kind of the program.”
The Crimson Tide are embarking on their bye week and the timing appears perfect for Nick Saban. The coach’s 72nd birthday falls on Halloween, and he shared that he plans to celebrate it by heading to the lake and spending some quality time with friends to relax and enjoy his special day.
“But we will go to — it’s my birthday coming up on Halloween, so we always go to the lake. We have a birthday dinner with a bunch of our friends on Saturday and turn around and come back.”
The birthday celebrations won’t be more than that for the Alabama coach as he plans to get back to work the following day. Even while he is in the mood for celebration, he noted he will be making necessary preparations for the next game against his former team, LSU, in Tuscaloosa.
“It’s enjoyable, even though I still watch films and I’ll be looking at LSU cut-ups and all that stuff. It’s enjoyable to just have a change of scenery if you know what I mean. When you’re working 12 and 14-hour days ever since Aug. 1, it’s great just to have a little time to decompress in a different environment.”
Nick Saban’s biggest goal this season is to return to the College Football Playoff after missing out last year. This became a huge task for the Crimson Tide after losing to Texas in Week 2, which saw them drop out of the Top 10. However, a run of wins since then has seen them return to the top 10, sitting currently at No.9. The big question remains if they will be able to reach the playoffs this season, in what will be the last involving four teams. Evidently, it’s not out of reach but will require a lot of effort..