Nick Saban rarely flashes a smile or gives off a sense of warmth. His lack of emotion is not quite at a Belichick level, but he is certainly a “no-nonsense” character.
There are times, though, when a small crack in the facade appears.
Saban’s players witnessed it after Saturday’s 38-10 win at Georgia. While celebrating in the locker room, the coach “almost got a little emotional,” according to Jake Coker (via AL.com’s Matt Zenitz).
“He was pretty happy,” Coker said. “It was a special moment.”
Due to a lack of video evidence, we can’t officially corroborate this testimony, but it seems as if a huge road win is all it takes for Saban to loosen up.