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Alabama head coach Nick Saban
When it's "Alabama day," you know it.
The Wynfrey buzzes with the kind of cautious excitement and anticipation of what's to come, just as a golfer who's tied for the lead in a major walks up the fairway on 18 with only a long, double-breaking birdie putt standing between him and the title.
You don't know what's about to happen, but it's going to be a lot of fun.
Saban typically opens his sessions in the same way. "I just want to let you all know that I appreciate what you do for our sport," he typically says in the most monotonous and intimidating way possible.
Then, it's anybody's guess. Sometimes he goes off on a rant or two, but it gets really good when he gets those hands going up and down and every sentence includes at least one "aight." This is when Saban is at his best, and if you get in his way, prepare for a stare—and it hurts.
When Saban makes the trip downstairs to radio row (more on that in a minute), fans and media follow him up and down the narrow hallway like a pack of swarming bees.
His trip through the Wynfrey is the peak of the event, and you never want to miss it.