Nick Saban admonishes Big AL for not wearing a mask in PSA (Reports).
College football coaches from around the country have been starring in public service announcements urging fans to practice proper social distancing and take precautions during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Alabama coach Nick Saban is no exception. The school released a public service announcement on Thursday featuring Saban, director of sports medicine Jeff Allen and mascot Big Al.
Of course, Big Al has to be the culprit.
Saban and Allen walk in to a room in the Alabama football complex only to find Big Al standing a little too close without a mask. They then give their furry friend a crash course on today’s new reality.
Saban is no Les Miles. After all, the former LSU and current Kansas head coach has appeared in movies as an actual character and not himself. But Saban’s acting ability coupled with his sales job selling fans on Alabama-branded masks is very impressive. LSU coach Ed Orgeron starred in a PSA of his own for the state of Louisiana in March as the pandemic began to reach the area.
The COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the globe over the last five months and sports have been canceled or postponed since mid-March. There is light at the end of the tunnel, though. The NCAA announced Wednesday that teams will be permitted to return to campuses on June 1 to participate in voluntary offseason conditioning.