The grind is nonstop for Nick Saban and Alabama football.
We knew serious work goes into Coach Saban and his staff producing six national championships, eight Southeastern Conference Championships, several No. 1 recruiting classes, four Heisman Memorial Trophy winners, numerous All-Americans, and over 100 players in the NFL Draft, but we did not know the number of days and weeks that go into the work.
He discussed the parameters of name, image, and likeness among other things at the SEC Coaches Spring Meetings in Destin, Fla., but Saban also let the media in on something interesting. Peter Burns of SEC Network tweeted out the insane number of 7-day work weeks that Saban’s coaching staff works in a year. He is hard on his players to achieve the best and meet the standard, but Saban is tougher on his coaching staff. The 71-year-old told Burns his coaching staff works 44 weeks a year.
Most surprising thing I heard at @SEC Spring meetings.
Saban told us on @SIRIUSXM they they tracked how many weeks of the year they work 7 days a week.
God bless assistant coaches and CFB staffs.
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) June 1, 2023
A calendar year is 52 weeks, so the grind never stops for the Tide.
Alabama is constantly finding ways to improve, reinvent itself, and remain atop college football. We will see if the work pays off in the fall with a College Football Playoff National Championship.
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