Even Taiwan knows about Nick Saban

Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban is famous. He is known to be short with the media. He is known to be intense on the sidelines and to make grown men cry at practice. But The China Post, Taiwan’s leading English language newspaper, published a story via the Washington Post on former Alabama signee Destin Hood. What did Taiwan learn about Alabama’s coach?

Saban is a nice guy.

Yes. You read that correctly. According to the Post, “I told Saban,” Hood recalled of his decision to choose baseball over football. “But he was actually one of the guys who helped me with my decision. He never put pressure on me. I like him for that, and he’s a good person.”

Those looking for the secret to Saban’s recruiting success need look no further than this—he is a nice guy.