Nick Saban is now an email user because of COVID-19

Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

It took a global pandemic, but Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is now officially a user of email. He told us himself.

Nick Saban has never seen an email he didn’t like. Or at least if he has, now he actually saw it himself. The Alabama Crimson Tide head coach admitted he didn’t use email until the entire sports world shut down because of COVID-19. Saban is arguably the greatest college football coach ever, still thriving in his late 60s in the SEC, but he is proving than even old dogs can learn new tricks, like how to use email.

Saban spoke with ESPN’s Maria Taylor over a video chat to discuss how life is going in this crazy new world we’re living in these days. He said he’s been doing a lot of FaceTimes and using Zoom to speak with his coaching staff, his players and prospective recruits. But most importantly, he’s doing emails!

Saban revealed to the world his dirty little secret about lack of skill with internet communication technology. He said people would just email his wife Terry and she’d get the message to the football coach. Well, now he’s been fired by Miss Terry and now he’s got to answer emails all by himself.

Welcome to the 21st Century, Coach!

It’s not a matter of if, but a manner of when something goes wrong here. You know Saban will click on something in his spam folder and send it to the rest of the Alabama athletic department. Do we need to tell him about investing with the foreign prince, or should we just let him figure that one out for himself? Is reply all going to be an issue? Of course, it is. We’ve all been there, but sadly, he has not…until now.

You never forget your first email account. It’s kind of a prerequisite once you get to college with that beloved .edu account you ended up growing to hate and then ultimately forgot about it. Will Saban be a Gmail guy, or is he about that Yahoo! life? Does he go with the basic cable provider account like many of our parents do? That would be so in his wheelhouse. How could he not?

This is a time in our lives where we all find ways to get better. We let our hair, facial or not, do interesting things it’s never done. We perfect our culinary skills with frozen meats and canned vegetables we never knew we even liked. Perhaps we dabble in a claymation project like one Ben Wyatt did on Parks and Recreation when he was out of work? Either way, it’s all good stuff now.

But yes, Saban did get better during this quarantine-life of ours. He’s doing emails, and this only means more national championships before he rides off into the sunset as the undisputed greatest college coach of all time.

Book it…err…send it! Yeah, send it! Way to go, Coach! Woo!

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