Alabama football coach Nick Saban threw out the first pitch before the Tide’s baseball game against Southern Miss on Wednesday. Based on footage from Sewell Thomas Stadium, however, Saban could use a little work.
Saban bounced the pitch to home plate, where Alabama catcher Keith Holcombe — also a linebacker on Saban’s football team — caught the pitch.
We clocked you at 90 coach!
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Wednesday was a busy day for Saban, as the Alabama football pro day took place on campus. A number of high-profile NFL executives and coaches were there, such as Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots. Saban also had to answer questions about potentially adding Butch Jones to his coaching staff, something he said he was very interested in doing.
And with Alabama spring practice around the corner, Saban’s mind likely wasn’t focused on tossing a few warm-up pitches. And when you’re as successful as Saban, you shouldn’t care too much about what people think about your baseball abilities, anyway. Especially at 66 years old.
Alabama begins spring practice on March 20, and the Crimson Tide will hold their spring game on April 21. Most eyes will be focused on the quarterback battle between Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts, which figures to be one of the biggest offseason college football storylines.