Nick Saban talks about being a meteorologist if he were to leave Alabama


He loves his coffee, oatmeal cream pies and the Weather Channel to get him ready for practice, but can you imagine Alabama head coach Nick Saban on TV predicting the weather?

He doesn’t like to move his hands much, so it would be interesting to see him in this career. However, he had an interesting conversation Thursday on his weekly radio with Emmy Award-winning meteorologist James Spann. Spann was a guest on Saban’s show and he brought the weather forecast for Crimson Tide’s homecoming game against Mississippi State.

Alabama fans were very disappointed with the loss to Tennessee. Lots of conversations came from the game, including how much blame should be placed on Saban. The Tide can lead the SEC West table, make it to the conference championship game, and make the college football playoffs. Improvements need to be implemented, but Alabama’s aspirations are ahead of it.

Saban has never been one to run a program in the ground. He loves coaching and isn’t thinking about retirement, but he joked with Spann about his career change if Alabama doesn’t start playing better.

“I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to cut the program if I didn’t feel like I was doing a good job,” Saban said. “If we don’t start playing better, I was going to see if you had any openings back home and be an assistant. I watch The Weather Channel, so I feel like an expert.

What does meteorologist Nick Saban sound like? It has an intriguing sound; however, Tide fans want to see its head coach continue to win as many CFP National Championships as possible. Alabama has an opportunity to get back on track Saturday.

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Stephen M. Smith is editor-in-chief and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can “like” it on Facebook or “follow him” on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.


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