Nick Saban isn’t just a great football coach. He’s also a great person. And that was on display this past Saturday afternoon.

After Alabama’s 38-7 win at Mississippi State, the Crimson Tide head coach had a nice moment. Despite just taking part in an intense college football game, Saban took the time to chat with a World War II veteran who was in attendance at Davis Wade Stadium.

The moment got caught on video by Kyle Henderson of, and it was cool to see Saban interact with this war hero:

Saban can be intense at times during games and press conferences, but this moment showed the Alabama coach’s calmer side, and it was great to see.

It came after the Crimson Tide improved to 9-1 with their victory over Mississippi State. Alabama bounced back from its first loss of the season against LSU in a big way, although it lost quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to a season-ending hip injury in the game.

The Crimson Tide will look to win without Tagovailoa when they host Western Carolina on Saturday at noon ET on ESPN.