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Nick Saban has the Nick Sabaniest take on the eclipse

Jul 12, 2017; Hoover, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban speaks to media during SEC Media Days at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Winfrey Hotel.  Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban, like most of us in America, has heard there will be a full lunar eclipse happening on Monday.

But while many Americans are excited about this rare opportunity to do some celestial gawking, Saban has a slightly different take on the matter.

“I watch the Weather Channel every day,” Saban said after Saturday’s scrimmage in Bryant-Denny Stadium, per Michael Casagrande of AL.com. “They’re already saying what it’s going to look like in every city in America. So, what’s going to be significant? Watch the Weather Channel and you’ll see what it’s going to be like in Portland, Oregon.”

In other words, he’ll just have to look at the tape.

Even though the coach isn’t all that interested in watching the eclipse, he said he’ll allow players to take in the experience if they want. But predictably, “That’s not something that I’m really that focused on right now.”

Classic Nick Saban.

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