For any children who rang Nick Saban‘s doorbell on Halloween night looking for treats and nobody answered, the Alabama coach apologizes.
During football season, Wednesday is the only night during the week he gets to eat dinner at home. Since this particular Wednesday also was his birthday, he and his family turned out all the lights, went upstairs, and spent about 30 minutes eating dinner and opening cards and presents.
“Lights out, doorbell ringing, dogs barking — it was something,” Saban said. “Once we ate, we went back downstairs, turned our lights on and started giving out candy again. I felt bad about doing it that way, but it’s the only time of the week we have a family sit-down dinner for 20 minutes.”