Pokemon Go mania has swept the United States, and seemingly no area of the nation is immune.
Apparently, that includes the privacy of Alabama coach Nick Saban’s office.
The Nintendo-created mobile game, which uses cell phone GPS to send users on a chase to capture characters for their virtual Pokemon collections, has been in the news in recent weeks as users have been on the prowl causing car accidents, enduring trespassing charges and generally drawing attention to themselves for wandering through the streets of America with their cell phone cameras in the ready position for capturing virtual pets.
On Monday, University of Alabama Recruiting Specialist/Creative Media Assistant Randall Spain posted a photo to Twitter indicated that he nabbed a Pokemon Go character sitting atop Saban’s desk:
There was a Pikachu on Coach Saban's desk this morning pic.twitter.com/ZAa4U7u3yL
— Randall Spain (@rkspain) July 18, 2016
The odds that Saban understood what was going on during this exchange are pretty low, though we would have loved to be a fly on the wall as Spain explained what he was doing to the five-time national champion coach.
This is hardly the first instance of Pokemon Go making its presence known the the SEC football world.
Last week, more than 1,000 Pokemon Go enthusiasts showed up at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field as the university opened up its football facility for fans to safely enter and grab virtual characters that had been hiding in the home of the 12th man.
Now that Saban’s office has been infiltrated by Pikachu, who knows what’s next for the SEC and Pokemon.