Saban will turn 70 this Sunday, Oct. 31, which will of course will also be Halloween.
It’s not everyday that one of the best college football coaches celebrates a milestone birthday and celebrating it on Halloween makes the occasion even more unique. Saban gave his perspective on having a birthday during the spooky holiday, joking that after 70 years, his mother is still trying to figure out whether she got a trick or a treat on Oct. 31, 1951.
“Well you know, my mom is still trying to figure out whether she got a trick or a treat, and I try to spend a lot of time making sure I’m on the right side of that part of it,” Saban said on SiriusXM SEC Radio. “It’s not a bad time to have a birthday. There’s a lot of ghosts and goblins out there, but you try to balance it out by being a good person, and do the right things and hopefully things will work out better for you because of it.”
‘It’s not a bad time to have a birthday. There’s a lot of ghosts and goblins out there but you try to balance it out by being a good person.’
— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) October 27, 2021
Saban is widely regarded as one of the coaches ever at the college ranks and had now been in the profession for nearly five decades. Over his last 15 years with the Crimson Tide, he’s posted a 172-24 record and captured six national championships.
Although Saban might be another year older, he certainly hasn’t lost a step as a coach. After Alabama tore through the 2020 season and won the national championship last season, the Crimson Tide are off to another strong 7-1 start again in 2021.
Saban won’t be able to celebrate with his team this weekend, but the only he gift that he’ll ask of them is to prepare for a Nov. 6 meeting against LSU.