As I was walking past the athletic offices with Boy21, we passed Coach Saban’s Mercedes parked in the Head Coach spot.
Naturally, I admired his car. I turned to Boy21.
“I can’t even imagine earning more money in one year than most people’s net worth. It’s mind-boggling. Clearly, he’s good at what he does.”
A true believer, his response was, “We think so.”
“It must be tough though, when he loses. Everyone blames the coach for a loss.”
“Well, he was at fault in the Auburn game. He was just outcoached.”
“I can’t imagine that. Failing on national television, while the whole world watches. And then having to listen to all the people afterwards, opining on what you did wrong… How do you think he does it? What does he do after failing like that?”
“He comes back determined to win the next one. That’s why we love him so much.”
Clever boy, my University of Alabama senior.