Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban, noted for being good at his job, is literally building a foundation for a lengthy stay in the state.
According to report from Kelvin Reynolds of WBRC in Tuscaloosa, Saban is building yet another home in Tuscaloosa. Not for his family, but for another.
Saban’s foundation, Nick’s Kids, with the help of Habitat for Humanity, is attempting to fund a project to build a home for a local family.
“From a fan’s perspective and from this perspective, it’s just overwhelming,” said Donna Smith, whose family is the recipient of the latest house and is two months from moving in. “It’s just amazing this happens. It’s such a blessing for families. I know it’s definitely a blessing.”
Saban often gets blasted for being a bit of a curmudgeon, but this is obviously a neat and charitable move. Moreover, if you want to go full speculation mode, this is the sort of move a person makes when s/he plans on sticking around an area for a lengthy period of time.
Jokes — bad ones — aside, it is always awesome to see people with money and power use it to help others. The Alabama football program has a very communal vibe to it, and it’s great to see Saban playing into it.