Alabama head coach Nick Saban finally paid up after losing a friendly bet to Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney have had bets going the past two seasons, with Swinney paying up after the Tigers fell to the Crimson Tide in the 2016 National Championship Game. This year, it was Swinney’s turn for some payback, as the Tigers got their revenge and defeated the Crimson Tide in their 2017 title rematch.
It looks like Saban has finally paid up this year’s wager with a nice dinner, per TigerNet.com:
“Absolutely. He paid up on my spring break,” Swinney told Mark Packer on College Sports Today Friday. “His spring break was the week before mine. He got me a really nice dinner certificate to a place called Temptation down in Florida. We had a great – probably the best meal I’ve ever had. It was awesome. We had appetizers and dessert to go with it. It was great. I did have to dip into my pocket for 50 bucks, though, but it was all good.”
Swinney would go on to say that Saban has been “nothing but very gracious.”
It’s pretty cool to see that two of the top coaches in college football have such a great relationship, especially with how competitive they are.