Alabama Football: Nick Saban responds to UA students avoiding masks

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Alabama football’s Nick Saban had something to say in his presser.

With the first fall practice for Alabama football in the books, Nick Saban stepped up to the podium to speak to the media. He fielded questions on all sorts of topics, but his main snippet regarded college students as a whole.

After photos of UA students going to bars went viral, Nick Saban had something to say about the rules and regulations that are not currently being followed.

This is in response to Alabama students avoiding masks and social distance as they wait in line to go to a bar close to Bryant-Denny Stadium. Photos of the line made their way around social media since they were taken on Sunday.

This isn’t Nick Saban’s first time doing this with Alabama football.

This was a tame answer for Nick Saban to give, but he details the importance of following health guidelines. It is obviously important for each individual’s health.  He adds that wearing masks will play a pivotal role in the college football season, something that’s been said all summer.

This is not the first time that Nick Saban has reacted to the actions of Alabama students. When the student section in Bryant-Denny stadium looked empty in the fourth quarter of some blowout games, he ranted about staying for four quarters. This led to the Crimson Tide Loyalty Points program, incentivizing Alabama students to stay for the entirety of an Alabama football game.

Nick Saban has also been preaching the importance of masks for a long time. He was a part of a PSA earlier in the summer that implored Alabama football fans to wear masks and stay socially distanced.

Add Saban’s pleas to those of Alabama’s athletic director and Tuscaloosa’s mayor. All three individuals have responded to students avoiding masks as they went to bars since the incident on Sunday.

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It has been detailed from every prominent figure in the state of Alabama, from Nick Saban to Governor Ivey herself. If you want to get through this and have a college football season, wear a mask and maintain social distancing.