Why Nick Saban Doing The Electric Slide Is A Genius Tactic

I hate to dash the dreams of Bama naysayers – and do want to reassure Tide fans – but the internet buzz about Nick Saban doing the electric slide and Lane Kiffin singing “Sweet Home Alabama” does not, in fact, mean that The Capstone is moments away from smoldering in ashes.

Everybody take a deep breath.

The first story is in regard to the video of Nick Saban being – gasp! – human and dancing the electric slide at his home during a recruiting event.

In case you’ve been under a rock this weekend, here’s the video:

The second story had Lane Kiffin singing karaoke at the house of 5-star recruit Bo Scarborough.

Saban and Kiffin are two of the finest recruiters college football has ever seen. And you know why? Because they figure out how to relate to 18-year-old football stars who are being courted to join football royalty.

For Saban, the crusty old dude who eats, drinks and sleeps The Process? Lightening up a little and cutting a rug? May not impress the kids, but moms? Grandmas? They eat that stuff up.

kiffinAnd as for Kiffin – despite our collective panic over bringing him in as OC, dude can flat out recruit. And why? Because he is the ultimate BMOC when dealing with college kids. He’s Mitch from “Old School.” Sure, we know he’s a flawed train wreck, but the kids follow him because, hey, he’s The Godfather. He can relate to these kids, and if singing “Sweet Home” keeps a blue chipper in Tuscaloosa, well, are you going to argue with that?

So whether you live and breathe Alabama football, or live and breathe for Alabama football to crash and burn, let me give you this little nugget of wisdom: Nick Saban has The Process for a reason. And he has decided that Lane Kiffin is part of The Process. And despite social media getting worked up over a couple of routine events being blown out of proportion, remember: The Process. You don’t wanna lose it. After all, it’s electric. Boogie woogie woogie.

 

Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, Football

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  • RollTideWarEagle

    Excellent Blog post. As a proven successful leader, coach, recruiter, CEO of Football, teacher of young men, Coach Saban makes smart decisions. When they don’t pan out, and all smart decisions don’t, he makes changes. We @heaubieshebama both agree that although the new OC hire was a surprise, it’s another smart Saban move. RTR!