Sport Nick Saban addresses bathing in a lake and not being scared of snakes

20:08  08 june  2018
20:08  08 june  2018 Source:   sbnation.com

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Saban has a daily routine at the Lake House that includes jumping into the lake with a bar of soap and taking a bath . When University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban is not on campus coaching his players, he spends a lot of his time at a lake house on Lake Burton in the north Georgia mountains.

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Nick Saban wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a crowd© Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

The crucial thing is having soap that floats.

Nick Saban owns a lake house somewhere in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The Alabama coach talked with some reporters on Thursday and explained part of his routine there.

Start around the 1:25 mark:

The transcript of the fun part:

You know, I like playing golf. I love the lake. I swim in the lake to take a bath in the lake every day, and everybody kills me over that. People don’t take bath in the lake. You’ve gotta have Ivory soap so it floats, you know? Miss Terriydoesn’t, you know, but I like that.

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ESPN. When University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban is not on campus coaching his players, he spends a lot of his time at a lake house on Lake Burton in the north Georgia mountains. "Him telling me that he takes a bath in that lake

Saban is set to auction off a Lake Burton home he had built. Show Caption ( + ). Here are some more photos from the million Lake Burton home that Nick Saban has put up for auction.

(That’s how Saban usually refers to his wife, Terri Saban, when he talks to media.) A reporter asked him if he feared snakes while bathing in nature. The coach replied: “Are you kidding me? I grew up in West Virginia. If you’re worried about snakes, you can’t do anything.”

Saban’s lake house is the subject of some folklore in both the Alabama and college football fan realms generally. He famously uses the house to host recruits on visits:

“The first thing that really caught my eyes were a lot of diamonds, just shining in my face,” [one recruit] said. “First thing [Saban] said, ‘Oh yeah, we love jewelry here.’ All you could see was a lot of diamonds.”

But there’s more. Behind the house, once past all the all-time greats and diamonds, the property has access to a lake. To get there, a trail through the woods must be navigated. For that, there are the golf carts. Recruits say they’re parked en masse in his driveway. But, really, they’re for racing to the lake, where the recruits can hang out, swim and ride jet skis.

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Even Nick Saban , one of the most successful and most prepared college football coaches of all time and a veteran boater to But for the record, Saban said he didn’t run out of gas while spending an afternoon on the lake with some of his Alabama players Your email address will not be published.

(Getty). Nick Saban has no intentions of retiring anytime soon. That’s not a surprising fact. I’ve been a part of a team since I was 9 years old, and it scares me to death to figure what it’s going to be like when I’m not a part of a team.

Saban and a handful of his current players were recently riding on a motorboat on the lake, but they ran out of gas , and their coach had to call for help:

I’m just glad I now know how the coach cleaned up after that time on the boat.

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