Alabama’s Nick Saban on Pat Summitt

Alabama Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban responded to news that Tennessee’s women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt was diagnosed with early onset dementia. Saban offered his support through prayer and expressed respect for the performance of Summitt as a coach.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family,” Saban said. “I hope she can continue to affect young people and live a normal healthy life for many years to come. She has certainly made a mark on our profession that few will ever be able to match or challenge. I’ve always had a tremendous amount of respect for the way her players compete and respond to her.”