Nick Saban Gives Updates On Team With Eli Gold
Coach Nick Saban joined Eli Gold's Alabama Summer Update Show yesterday, and he had plenty to talk about with the legendary commentator.
As the football season approaches, team readiness is a question that many people have. Coach Saban acknowledged how all of the workouts and spring practices that the team has missed could affect them. "There's a lot of unknowns, there's a lot of uncertainty, I think a lot of people are dealing with that in a lot of parts of their life." He went on to say that veterans would probably not be affected as much by missing spring practice, and that teams with more veterans might look the strongest at first this season.
As for the team's younger players, Saban was a little more uncertain. "I don't really even know now how much of that will we be able to make up for in the summer by what we're allowed to do and what we're not allowed to do, and how much progress will each one of these guys make when fall camp comes."
When asked if he was excited about some players and students being back at Alabama, Coach Saban stressed the importance of safety in the transition back to regular operations at the University, saying "I think the biggest thing is the health, welfare and safety of everyone who comes back to campus."
Saban also spoke on the recent events involving police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, saying "I think we've had some unspeakable type events when it come to how people are being treated. I don't think this is a time to be silent, and I told the players this, and I don't think this is a time to be violent. I think we can all benefit... to listen to other people and try to learn."