In an ESPN profile released Wednesday, Lane Kiffin revealed he’s been harboring a video of Nick Saban singing karaoke at a party for the parents of Alabama recruits.
Kiffin joked that he would release the video, but hasn’t done so yet. The Florida Atlantic coach did Tweet a small hint earlier today:
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) November 22, 2017
So now, we have nothing to do now but let our imaginations run wild. Without further adieu, here are 10 possibilities for the Nick Saban karaoke song:
10. Play That Funky Music — Wild Cherry
This is, of course, a karaoke classic. What self-respecting coach wouldn’t jump at the chance to perform this song in front of dozens of people?
9. Born to Run (the ball) — Bruce Springsteen
Is it possible Saban’s wild night of karaoke happened after a particularly pass-happy night in Lane Kiffin’s Alabama system? Saban’s not one to use subliminal messaging — he’s much more direct than that — but this could be have been the first clue that Saban and Kiffin just weren’t doing to work out at Alabama.
8. Sweet Home Alabama — Lynyrd Skynyrd
Another chance for subliminal messaging from Saban to Kiffin! The most likely scenario here is that the staff was celebrating a night out on the town shortly after Kiffin’s arrival. Kiffin even admitted this was his song choice. It’s too bad the skies didn’t stay blue in Tuscaloosa.
7. Love Story — Taylor Swift
You knew Old Taylor had to make an appearance here. There’s several songs we could pick here, but Love Song seems like the best fit.
Side note: Lane, we’d all accept a response video of you singing T-Swift’s Mean if you’re up for it.
6. The One I Love — R.E.M
Deep down, we all know how Saban feels about Kiffin. You don’t help someone win three SEC Championships and not have a special place in your heart for them.
5. Friends in Low Places — Garth Brooks
Saban loves him some Garth Brooks. This one makes sense for a number of reasons.
4. Thriller — Michael Jackson
The thought of Saban imitating Michael Jackson in any context is hilarious to the point of absurdity, but don’t discount Thriller‘s chances in this fight. We all know Saban loves 1980’s funk music almost as much as he loves close football games.
3. Every Breath You Take — The Police
This song is making a comeback recently because of its appearance in the finale of Stranger Things 2, but that exposure would pale in comparison to the release of a Nick Saban karaoke video. Please let this be the one.
2. Monster — Kanye West (ft. Nicki Minaj)
The overall song is Kanye’s but the verse that Nick Saban definitely, 100 percent performed was this one by Nicki Minaj. It’s become a point of pride for celebrities to prove they can (or can’t) rap this verse. Why wouldn’t Saban be the next?
1. Footloose — Kenny Loggins
The ESPN profile specifically mentioned that Saban danced in this hypothetical karaoke video. With that in play, this is easily the most preferable option.