All depends on how you define your statues of coaching immortals. In three short years, Nick Saban has energized Alabama, but it’s only a coincidence that his likeness will sit atop that power box in the fall. There’s a big difference between winning and being electric doing it.
It was, then, Saban as usual at Saturday’s A-Day spring game. Other than learning that Alabama will be more than deserving of what is likely to be its No. 1 preseason ranking, there was the revelation that Saban is capable of something close to blushing.