Alabama head coach Nick Saban has a ton of experience winning football games, but has very little experience using the basics of everyday technology in the 21st century. But with the COVID-19 pandemic causing stay-at-home orders and social distancing, Saban has actually learned to use his own email.

The six-time national champion got extra fancy with the technology and did an Instagram Live video interview with ESPN’s Maria Taylor on Wednesday. Saban told Taylor how he finally has his own email account: “The one positive of this for me is, I even have an email now. I’ve come a long way.”

“The one positive of this for me is, I even have an email now. I’ve come a long way. It was hard to communicate when you have to be by yourself and you always depend on somebody else to get your emails, and messages, and all that. It just didn’t work. They were sending them all to Miss Terry (his wife), and she fired me. And she said, ‘I’m not dealing with your stuff anymore.’ So, I had to do it on my own.”

When Taylor asked Saban if he’s text messaging yet, the head coach said, “Call me is about as far as it goes on the text part of it, but I can actually get an email now and read what somebody… I mean… I’ve really come a long way.”

Baby steps.

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