From SEC Media Day to opening fall camp, ESPN was embedded with Nick Saban and released an All Access piece with some great insight into the iconic coach’s approach both on the field, and away from it.
Away from the field, the cameras follow Saban as he hosts first year players on his boat and talks about how important it is that his players spend time with him doing things completely unrelated to football.
Saban is very transparent about the decision making process that went into replacing Jalen Hurts with Tua Tagovailoa in the national championship game, and shares that it wasn’t a snap decision, but rather something they had prepared for over the course of about three weeks.
At the end of the video, Saban talks about how he’s going to know when the time comes to step away from coaching.
“I really enjoy doing this, and I don’t look forward to the day when I can’t do it. I think that day, and that decision is going to get made when I feel like I can’t do it.”
“My number one fear is that I don’t to ride the program down. I don’t want to stay here just because I want to stay here and make money, or get paid, or whatever. When that time comes, then I know it will be the right time.”
“I don’t really feel like that will be anytime soon. Just so you know.”
See the full piece in the video.