Nick Saban is not necessarily known as the most personable coach. At times, the Alabama coach can be prickly and unapproachable. But during Sunday's 2012 BCS Championship Game press conference, he seemed perfectly at ease, firing off one-liners that suggested he can be just as warm and cuddly as the next guy. It's safe to say this development came as a bit of a surprise to many:
Done with Miles and Saban ... and get this, Saban was hilarious. No, really.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) January 8, 2012
Among the highlights:
Saban shared the fact that he and his wife watch the Weather Channel everyday for about 30 minutes. Says that's when his wife "coaches me up pretty good."
When some jazz music inadvertently started playing in the background during one of his answers, Saban said "Is that Al Green? Turn it up!"
The former LSU coach made no attempt to play down his connections to Monday's opponent. "Every time we play LSU I have to change my phone number because people blow up my phone. Terry’s too, actually."
When asked about his daughter dating, Saban said he's most interested in finding out if the boy is a competitor. He noted most were too intimidated to even muster a response.