Alabama coach Nick Saban was close to the action in Saturday’s spring game – a little too close on one play.

When the defense forced Crimson Tide QB Blake Barnett to scramble, the coach became something of a human shield. Barnett’s contact with the coach effectively ended the play.

Following the game, the coach humorously recounted the play.

“I think that on occasion — more than on occasion — when there’s a scramble, everyone seems to get attracted to me,” Saban told SEC Country’s Marq Burnett. “Sometimes when there’s an interception, there seems to be an unusual attraction for players to converge on me. I think it’s intentional to some degree, but as long as I don’t get hurt, I really don’t care. I usually can get out of the way, but I didn’t do a very good job of that today.”

For more information on Alabama’s spring game, check out our postgame recap.