When you think of Nick Saban, you think of winning, sideline freakouts, and press conference rants:
You know what you don’t think of? Nick Saban going around telling internet jokes. As he has told us before, he doesn’t have the internet:
Even though he doesn’t have the internet, according to Josh Jacobs, Nick is a big fan of telling “deez nuts” jokes:
SOURCE-What people don’t understand about him is he’s actually very funny. He’s definitely a players’ coach. I remember one day at practice I was just catching a lot of balls—and you know he works with the defensive side so he’s always on the offensive players. Whenever we do something good, he just gets mad, gets to cussing out Eddy. And that’s one of the longest referees we’ve ever had there. He’s just funny, man. He gets to slamming the hat on the ground and all of that, it’s just funny. …
I was one of the rare lucky ones. He never really yelled at me. He used to joke with me and say a couple of things, but besides that he never … Like if I was catching a lot of passes that day, he would try to say something like, ‘Hey Josh, you keep catch all these passes, how about you hold deez?’ or something like that. Just something funny for a coach to try and translate and get to know to each player.
I pride myself in knowing a decent amount about college football, but I must say “how about you hold deez?” is something I would’ve never guessed Nick Saban has said.
I wouldn’t put it past Saban to become a master of internet meme culture for the purpose of recruiting. A master may be pushing it, but if Saban sees that knowing internet humor pays off for him in recruiting, he may hire an assistant that is strictly used to let Saban know about the latest trends. If he is looking for somebody like that, I’d love to be a consultant. Talk about a dream job.