Nick Saban Claims He Was So Focused On Football He Had No Idea It Was Election Day

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Nick Saban is so focused on making sure Alabama is the best football team in the country he forgot about America.

A reporter asked for the Bama head coach’s thoughts on the presidential election during a press conference on Wednesday, where America’s college football overlord admitted he forgot that America’s election day was Tuesday, Nov. 8.

“Well to be honest with you, I didn’t even know yesterday was election day,” Saban said. “It was so important to me that I didn’t even know it was happening. We’re focused on other things here.”

The other things, of course, are football, and slowly crushing the life out of every other SEC team with a relentless defense and an occasional bit of brilliance from Jalen Hurts.

“I don’t really make political comments,” Saban said. “So if I say I like one person that means that everybody that voted for the other person doesn’t like me. So why would I do that?”

Clearly, presidential elections don’t bring Alabama national championships. So why bother?

The question comes around the 29-minute mark of the video. Still, he did have an interesting answer that may reveal he knows more about the election than he initially let on.

I want what’s best for our country, I want what’s best for people who want to improve the quality of their life. I hope whoever our leader is, he will certainly do all that he can do to make our country safe and improve the quality of life of a lot of the people that we have in our country.

Something tells me he knows who won late Wednesday morning. Well, at least their gender. Gotta be concerned about Saban’s focus on winning, really. It’s upsetting to see he checked the news once. There’s a game on Saturday, man. That’s bad for The Process.

(via Deadspin)