Nick Saban Speaks at Nick’s Kids
Terry Saban addresses the crowd during the Nicks Kids Annual Giveaway Luncheon, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.
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Every season has its memorable moments and game-changing performances, so we’re counting down the 25 most important figures within or around the Crimson Tide program (or foes) who will determine whether Alabama’s upcoming season is a success.
No. 19: Terry Saban
Though her husband doesn’t always agree with her play-calling taste, the wife of Nick Saban plays a big part in the Crimson Tide program. She plays a big role in the recruiting trips, charity work for Nick’s Kids efforts among many other unofficial jobs.
Alabama receiver Chris Black said it best in a November interview with the Wall Street Journal.
“She kind of wears the pants,” Black said.
Terry Saban is one of the more visible faces among first-wives in football programs. She co-hosts a local television broadcast of Alabama’s annual homecoming parade while making abundant public appearances throughout the year.
Nick Saban starts every day with “Miss Terry” as they watch the Weather Channel, drink coffee and prepare for another day running the Alabama football program.
She regularly ribs her husband about calling too many running plays into the middle of the line, but Nick Saban laughs off the criticism.
“I also get some coaching points on occasion, especially when things aren’t going well,” Nick Saban said with a smile last November. “We need to blitz more, I’d be running that play up the middle all the time. I get coached up quite a bit, especially on the things that aren’t working very well.”