Sometimes players aren’t the only people coming away from games with bruises.
On Monday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban revealed a golf ball-sized bruise on his arm which was suffered when Texas A&M fans rushed the field when it defeated the Crimson Tide two weeks ago 41-38.
The soon-to-be 70-year-old head coach likely isn’t planning on having many more injuries in the near future but does not mind using the bruise as a reminder of the loss.
“I can always look at that as a reminder as what it feels like to be in that situation and motivate myself to try to do a better job with our players,” Saban said to reporters.
A video also circulated the internet of Saban appearing to trip over a fan during the scrum on the field. The topic of fan behavior has intensified over the past week in regards to the Tennessee-Ole Miss game which ended with Volunteers fans throwing multiple items onto the field in its loss to the Rebels.
Saban also shared his brief thoughts on fans storming the field and the conference’s potential response to such actions.
“I don’t think that’s my question to really answer,” Saban said. “I’ve said this before, we’re in the entertainment business. There’s a lot of people that come to the games. They have a lot of passion and excitement for what they do. Hopefully, as institutions and fans, we’ll always do that in a positive way.”
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