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What message does Nick Saban's Election Day apathy send to his team?
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What message does Nick Saban's Election Day apathy send to his team?
Thursday November 10th, 2016

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban says he was unaware that Tuesday was Election Day as millions of other Americans voted to elect the next president of the United States.

Donald Trump ended up beating Hillary Clinton to become president-elect in a surprising upset.

"It was so important to me that I didn't even know it was happening," Saban said. "We're focused on other things here."

Alabama, which has held the No. 1 spot in the polls since the preseason, takes on Mississippi State on Saturday.

Saban made sure he did not make any political statements when he was talking to the media.

"If I say I like one person, that means everybody that voted for the other person doesn't like me," Saban said. "So, why would I do that? I want what's best for our country. I'm not sure I can figure that out. I want what's best for people who want to improve the quality of their life. I hope whoever our leader is will do all that he can do to make our country safe and improve the quality of life for a lot of the people we have in our country and I don't think I am qualified to determine who that should be."

– Scooby Axson

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