Nick Saban

Nick Saban provides an injury update that involved having fun with his granddaughter

Marvin Gentry - USA TODAY Sports

He is a fantastic coach — when it comes to game-planning, winning and being supportive of his players — however, Nick Saban is an even better family man. 

As everyone continues to push forward in hopes of a college football season, Saban is using this time to draw closer to his family. The 68-year-old is having so much fun that he even reported a slight injury to himself via Crimson Tide Sports Network.

On its Alabama Athletics Summer Update Show, Eli Gold, Greg Byrne, John Parker Wilson, Rashad Johnson and ESPN’s Rece Davis (Alabama alum) heared the story of the six-time national champion racing against his granddaughter on a scooter.

One could only imagine she is just as competitive as he is and refuses to lose.  

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The exhibition happened Friday night in Saban’s driveway, as he ended up running off the driveway and flipping his scooter.  

Saban’s granddaughter won the race. 

“No big injury, but I wrecked – she didnt, he said.

More than likely, Mrs. Terry Saban came to the rescue — both laughing, but also to make sure he was okay.

Obviously, Saban being okay is the main news but it’s also beautiful to see him continually show national media he can still relate to young athletes.

He is not only durable on scooters, but he’s also providing much laughter for his wife, children and grandchildren. 

While he is ready to return to coaching football, he is making good use of the time as a grandfather.  

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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