Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is more than just a college football coach. He’s a leader, a teacher, and an overall fun guy. He can do the Cupid Shuffle to win over recruits, ride go-karts, and even sing. That last one might come as a surprise to some, but it’s true.
If you need proof, look no further than the 2015 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. Saban — along with star players like Heisman Trophy running back Derrick Henry, quarterback Jake Coker, linebacker Reggie Ragland and center Ryan Kelly — visited the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas before the big game.
They were in for a big surprise, too. Not only did Saban have to wear fuzzy headphones, the entire group was also challenged to sing “A Whole New World” — the famous song from the Disney classic Aladdin. It was glorious.
Nick Saban, Alabama Players Sing “A Whole New World”
After taking down Auburn to finish the regular season and beating Florida in the SEC Championship, Alabama was awarded the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff. The only thing standing in the way of the National Championship Game was the Michigan State Spartans.
So, the Crimson Tide football team traveled to Dallas to whoop up on the Spartans in the Cotton Bowl; And they did, 38-0. Before that, they took a break from their game prep to give back to the local community in true Roll Tide fashion.
That’s when the University of Alabama football coach and his star players were tasked with singing a Disney classic. Thanks to social media and AL.com, it was all captured on camera to be replayed forever.
Alabama capped off its football season by winning the NCAA title over the Clemson Tigers. So many people across the United States saw that coming from a mile away. What they didn’t expect, though, was Nick Saban singing Aladdin, and that’s another win for his legendary resume.