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It’s been more than a week since Texas A&M football fans rushed the field after beating Alabama … but Nick Saban still has the
scars bruises to prove it.
Of course, Aggies backers couldn’t resist storming onto the gridiron after A&M upset the #1-ranked Crimson Tide on Oct. 9 … winning 41-38.
Bama’s head coach couldn’t escape the sea of fans unscathed … ’cause on Monday, he showed off a baseball-sized mark during a press conference with reporters.
“I still got a big bruise on my arm here from what happened after the Texas A&M game,” the 69-year-old coach said.
Texas A&M defeats #1 Alabama 🤯
This was Alabama’s first loss since 11/30/19 and Nick Saban’s first loss against one of his former assistants (24-1).pic.twitter.com/Pw0jMiFmzK
— Caesars Sportsbook (@CaesarsSports) October 10, 2021
But of course, Saban was able to spin the mark into a GOOD thing … saying, “I can always just look at that as a reminder to what it feels like to be in that situation and motivate myself to try and do a better job with our players.”
BTW, Saban’s not the only coach facing off with fans — Ole Miss’ Lane Kiffin had his share of mayhem this weekend with trash (and even a golf ball) being thrown at him after the game against the Tennessee Volunteers.
Lane Kiffin one-handed a water bottle like it was nothing
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 17, 2021
With these two incidents in the last 2 weeks, Saban was asked if the SEC should do more to protect the teams … and he said, “I don’t think that’s my question to really answer.”
“I’ve said this before — we’re in entertainment business. There’s a lot of people that come to the games, they got a lot of passion and excitement for what they do.”
“Hopefully, institution and fans will always do that in a positive way.”
Keep it classy, folks.