Nick Saban has hilariously muted reaction to total solar eclipse

Lynette Rowe
August 22, 2017

He'll catch it on TV.

"We'll set it up so if the players want to go out there and get some sunglasses and look at it, I guess they can", he said in monotone.

"I watch The Weather Channel every day", the coach said Saturday after a scrimmage at Bryant-Denny Stadium. So what's going to be significant?

Aside from being the first solar eclipse to cross the country since 1918, it's also the first solar eclipse to be seen in the US since 1979.

In short, Nick Saban doesn't have time for your stinkin' solar eclipse, because he's already seen what it will look like on the Weather Channel.

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Saban did concede that he would let his team have some time to watch the eclipse, which is scheduled to be at peak time around 1:30 p.m. CDT in Tuscaloosa.

Saban said he has a lake house in Clayton, Georgia, that is in the path of totality, where the moon completely blocks out the sun. "I mean, the success that we have has really contributed to by a lot of people".

On Monday, Saban reiterated his lack of interest in the solar eclipse during an interview on the Dan Patrick Show.

But the coach isn't planning any road trips for his team. Alabama is just 12 days away from a massive 2017 season opener against Florida State, so I highly doubt Saban and his players will be purchasing the fancy glasses and taking in the spectacle.

Surely, Saban won't tell 100,000-plus Alabama fans to stay home each week and just watch on TV.

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