‘Fly’ Leather Jacket Puts Alabama Coach Nick Saban in the Fashion Spotlight – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

INDIANAPOLIS — Call it the leather jacket that started a thousand memes.

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Nick Saban’s travel outfit caused a stir when the Alabama Crimson Tide touched down in Indianapolis on Friday night for Monday’s college football championship game against the Georgia Bulldogs.

The Alabama head coach stepped off the plane donning a tan leather bomber jacket to prepare for the freezing Indiana cold, and a fashion legend was born. It didn’t hurt that the well-worn jacket was at least 10 years older than most of his players.

According to AL.com, Saban is no stranger to cold weather, having grown up in West Virginia and spent most of his coaching career above the Mason-Dixon line before being lured to LSU in 2000. .

This jacket, however, elicited delight from players and fans alike.

“The coach’s jacket was fly. The coach is always going to step into something that we haven’t seen before as a team. So that’s to be expected,” Alabama quarterback Bryce Young told AL.com.

According to the Tuscaloosa News, the trainer even dedicated a portion of his radio show, which aired live from downtown Indianapolis on Saturday night, to the wardrobe staple that has since become famous on Twitter.

“This jacket, whatever you want to call it, was in fashion, is out of fashion and is back in fashion,” Saban said of the jacket he’s owned since the 1990s. during the broadcast.

Meanwhile, his daughter, Kristen Saban Setas, also posted on Jacket on Instagram earlier today, confirming that the jacket is far from new.

“It’s a classic,” she wrote. “Leather never goes out of style.”

According to AL.com, the Tide and the Bulldogs will play for the national title inside the air-conditioned Lucas Oil Stadium, but the temperature outside for the 8 p.m. ET kickoff will be in the teens before dropping into the single digits on Tuesday. morning.

In contrast, the average high and low temperatures in Tide’s hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama are 56 and 35, respectively.

Of course, social media didn’t disappoint on this one: