Nick Saban discusses what it's like to have a birthday on Halloween
Sunday isn’t just Halloween. It’s also a milestone birthday for Alabama head coach Nick Saban.
Saban is turning 70, but he’s showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. He continues to lead one of the top college football programs in the country that keeps having success replenishing its talent on the recruiting trail.
So, what’s it like sharing a birthday with Halloween exactly? Saban broke it down during an appearance on SiriusXM SEC Radio this week.
“Well you know, my mom is still trying to figure out whether she got a trick or a treat, and I try to spend a lot of time making sure I’m on the right side of that part of it,” Saban said. “It’s not a bad time to have a birthday. There’s a lot of ghosts and goblins out there, but you try to balance it out by being a good person, and do the right things and hopefully things will work out better for you because of it.”
‘It’s not a bad time to have a birthday. There’s a lot of ghosts and goblins out there but you try to balance it out by being a good person.’
— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) October 27, 2021
Saban is currently in his 15th season as Alabama’s head coach. During that time, he’s led the Crimson Tide to a 172-24 record and 6 national championships. He’s been in the coaching world much longer than that, though, as he had previous head-coaching stints with Toledo (1990), Michigan State (1995-99), LSU (2000-04) and the NFL’s Miami Dolphins (2005-06).
This year, Saban won’t be coaching a game on his birthday weekend, as Alabama has a bye this week. But the Crimson Tide will look to give him a reason to celebrate when they return to action with a Nov. 6 home matchup against LSU.