INDIANAPOLIS – Call it the leather jacket that launched a thousand memes.
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Nick Saban’s travel wear created quite a stir when the Alabama Crimson Tide landed in Indianapolis on Friday night for Monday’s College Football Championship game against the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Alabama coach stepped off the plane wearing a tan leather bomber jacket to withstand the bitter Indiana cold, and a fashion legend was born. It didn’t hurt that the well-worn jacket is at least 10 years older than most of its players.
According to AL.com, Saban is no stranger to the cold, 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.
That jacket, however, sparked joy in both players and fans.
“The coach’s jacket was flying. The manager will always step into something we have never seen before as a team. So that’s to be expected, ”Alabama quarterback Bryce Young told AL.com.
According to Tuscaloosa News, the coach even dedicated a portion of his radio show, which aired live from downtown Indianapolis on Saturday night, to the wardrobe boss who has since become famous on Twitter.
“That jacket, whatever you want to call it, was in style, it was out of style and it’s back in style,” Saban said of the jacket he has owned since the 1990s during the show.
Meanwhile, her daughter, Kristen Saban Setas, has also posted a message the jacket on Instagram earlier in the day, confirming that the jacket is anything but new.
“It’s a classic,” he wrote. “Leather never goes out of style.”
According to AL.com, the Tide and Bulldogs will play for the national title inside the air-conditioned Lucas Oil Stadium, but the outside temperature for kick-off at 8pm ET will be in adolescence before dropping to 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 hasn’t disappointed this one:
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