The offseason is the time to rest and build back up your strength for the 2019 season. Even if you're a coach.
Nick Saban is one of the more important figures in college football and is currently away from Alabama. The wear and tear of a season doesn't just happen for players.
Following Saban's hip replacement surgery, Dr. Lyle Cain said the head coach is resting and healthy.
Nick Saban’s hip surgery went well: pic.twitter.com/qgWdBDpBj5— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) April 22, 2019
Adding a few more yards off the tee is always promising to hear.
Alabama is lucky enough to constantly bring in some of the best recruiting classes year after year, but a lot of the success has to do with the man with the headset. Saban has a 146-21 record with the Crimson Tide over the past 12 seasons, bringing home five National Championships over that span.
The season is still a ways away, but getting him back to work as soon as possible would be good for business.
Statement from Dr. Lyle Cain says Nick Saban had a successful hip replacement. He is “resting comfortably” and hopes to get back to work soon.— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) April 22, 2019
We'll have to see if this replacement injury hampers Saban's ability to throw challenge flags this season.