The media knows Alabama head coach Nick Saban for his long rants during media conferences and for winning four out of the last seven national championships.
He has a playful side too, though.
In an interview with ESPN reporter Marty Smith and college football analyst Tim Tebow, Nick Saban opened up his home on Georgia’s Lake Burton and revealed that playful side.
Don't believe it? Watch him jump into the lake with his two visitors, fully clothed:
The SportsCenter preseason interview with the acclaimed coach set a goal of humanizing the legend. ESPN promoted the visit as “Nick Saban like you’ve never seen him before." From previews, it definitely lives up to that expectation.
The interview took at the end of July, shortly before Alabama opened fall camp. The intimate group made points to discuss non-football topics, including life and family.
In addition to jumping into a lake with Saban, the two ESPN representatives grilled the coach on his keys to success while he casually drove his boat.
"I don't think about what was accomplished in the past. I really spend all my time thinking about the next challenge," Saban told the two reporters.
The Tim Tebow, Nick Saban and Marty Smith interview aired this morning at 9:30 E.T. on SportsCenter. It will continue to air throughout the day.
Alabama opens its 2016 season Sept. 3 against USC.