TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Nick Saban is a man in motion. Don’t try to stop him. Just get out of his way.
There he goes, walking down a hall in the Mal Moore Athletic Facility with a purpose. He does everything with a purpose. Saban spies star sophomore linebacker Rolando McClain and stops to coach him up.
When we call that blitz, you have to jam up in there,” Saban says. “Do you understand?”
“Yes, sir,” says McClain, who nods and continues on his way.
Saban heads the other direction, resuming a gait that’s almost a gallop. If you saunter, stroll or simply walk, Saban will leave you in his dust. He is headed to a meeting. And if there’s one thing Saban loves, it’s meetings. They dot his daily schedule, and his goal is to maximize every last tick of time.