Alabama football faced some rare off-season adversity on Friday. Nick Saban will occasionally take players out on his boat during the summer. Unfortunately yesterday, they ran out of gas, which caused a group of players to get stranded.
All things considered, the Crimson Tide players seemed to handle things pretty well. The players posted videos from the predicament out on Lake Tuscaloosa.
It was mostly laughs, including the normally-gruff Nick Saban. Outside linebacker Terrell Lewis and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa posted video to their Snapchat account.
Saban and some Alabama players getting stuck on a boat is probably the best thing you will see today 😂 pic.twitter.com/ofK4H9l7mT
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) June 1, 2018
Outside of the gas issues, it looked like a pretty good time down in Tuscaloosa. Alabama posted a video highlighting the day out on the water.
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) June 1, 2018
Another college football player who knows a thing or two about boats chimed in on Twitter.
Navy sophomore slotback Myles Fells had a perfect response to the situation.
Responding to TMZ’s post about the story, Fells posted a picture from a large ship offering some help.
— Myles Fells (@Mfells_11) June 1, 2018
Naturally, it is getting plenty of play online.
Fells, an Arkansas native, made his on-field debut for the Midshipmen in the Military Bowl, a 49-7 win over Virginia.
Navy’s website credits Fells with having a great spring. We should see more of him in AAC play next year.
Luckily, he won’t have to deal with Alabama on land. Navy’s non-conference schedule features games with Hawaii and Lehigh, as well as the annual rivalry games with Notre Dame, Army, and Air Force.