Alabama coach Nick Saban appeared in a video Tuesday, telling fans to practice social distancing amid coronavirus so they can have football this fall.
Coach Ed Orgeron walks through steps to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Alabama football coach Nick Saban and LSU coach Ed Orgeron are fierce SEC rivals. But in recent weeks, they have found common ground on the importance of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.
On Tuesday, Saban addressed ‘Bama fans through a video posted on the football team’s Twitter account, explaining the necessary actions fans should take to help slow the spread of the disease and urging them to “listen to the experts.” A week ago, LSU’s Orgeron released a PSA that included similar precautions.
In the video, Saban said his staff had been working from home, and while there were no organized team activities taking place, he and his coaches had been communicating with players, making sure they remained healthy.
Then the Tide’s six-time national champion went into coaching mode, breaking down the guidelines for social distancing.
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“Please wash your hands often. Stay at home if at all possible. And when you have to be out in public, make sure you keep six feet between you and the nearest person.”
Saban saved his strongest argument for the end, telling fans if they followed the rules, they could look forward to “the opportunity to play college football this fall.
“But the best and safest way to ensure that happens is to make sure to listen to the experts, follow their guidelines and take care of each other.”
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