The solar eclipse is taking the nation by storm — with just about everyone I can think of interested in the rare occurrence that takes place every 375 years or so. Sure — there are a projected 69 solar eclipses set to take place in the next 100 years — but only a few will be visible in North America and this is the first to traverse from coast to coast in the last century according to the Washington Post.
Nick Saban — arguably the greatest coach in college football right now — doesn't have time for a solar eclipse. Alabama is just 12 days away from a massive 2017 season opener against Florida State, so I highly doubt Saban and his players will be purchasing the fancy glasses and taking in the spectacle.
The Alabama front man spoke to the Dan Patrick Show on Monday morning, and affirmed what most of us probably already believed.
"Not much," Saban told Patrick when he was asked about his interest in the solar eclipse. "I know there's a lot of interest, it's going to go right over our house at Lake Burton in Clayton, Ga. We may be the only empty house at the lake. It's going to last for two minutes and I'm sure it will be a memorable experience for a lot of people and then everyone is going to say 'that's it.'"
We hear you, coach. No time for fun around here, either. How dare an eclipse get in the way of all of our college football hype and excitement.