Saban the religious; Saban visits Florida

Nick Saban is slipping. The guy who wouldn’t stop to have dinner with a president has shuffled spring practice dates to accommodate a religious holiday.

That is right. Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban has made spring football subordinate to celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to the Tuscaloosa News, “Saban doesn’t want to hold a practice on the (April) 11th because it’s Easter weekend. To him, that’s a higher priority, and he even talked to the team leaders about it.”

Putting the religion of football below the religion of Christ? Does this sound like Nick Saban takes football serious enough?

Saban keynotes conference in Florida
While some revile Saban, others including high school coaches see the Alabama’s coach as a fount of wisdom. Saban was the keynote speaker at a Florida coaches conference. From the Orlando Sentinel, “The guy just knows how to put a program together,” said Greg Harris, an assistant coach at Parkway Academy. “He’s the hot name.”

Other Tide notes:
Alabama Crimson Tide baseball enjoyed a great Saturday winning two games to sweep a doubleheader against Illinois-Chicago. The Tide won game one 4-2 and won game two 20-4. That is a ton of points for a baseball game.

The women’s tennis team knocked off 21st ranked TCU 4-3 Saturday. The victory was secured by freshman standout Taylor Lindsey. The women’s team now stands at 8-0 with SEC play starting Friday.