For the first time since 2014, Alabama coach Nick Saban was in the pregame booth instead of on the sideline for the College Football Playoff national title game.
ESPN's "College GameDay" crew had the Crimson Tide coach on set for its pregame "Championship Drive" show, and everything seemed to be going well — that is, until Lee Corso waxed poetic about how he was undefeated when picking LSU. That includes against Alabama in the regular-season "Game of the Century."
Corso then donned Mike the Tiger's headgear and held up a jersey that read "Corseaux," all while Saban laughed along.
Twitter, of course, was quick to jump on the memeable moment, flooding timelines with reactions from everything to Saban's grin to his blue suit to just how much he hated being there.
Nick Saban is going to kill someone pic.twitter.com/MPFvvRHMx6— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) January 14, 2020
Nick Saban on Championship Drive tonight pic.twitter.com/JG4iNgg5MU— Ross Oakley (@RossOakley21) January 14, 2020
This is Nick Saban’s life now pic.twitter.com/poPrUMxmgK— Matthew McGovern (@MatthewMcGovern) January 14, 2020
Lee Corso threw on the LSU Tiger head and Nick Saban wasn’t thrilled. pic.twitter.com/3DRmYmm5CR— HefferBrew (@hefferbrew) January 14, 2020
Nick Saban has more National Championships than LSU does even if they win tonight https://t.co/FBadJuh2c7— Alabama DieHards (@AlabamaDieHards) January 14, 2020
How I feel about Nick Saban on ESPN pic.twitter.com/lXzj3pd1SK— Brittany Robichaux (@__Brittanyyyyy) January 14, 2020
Nick Saban smiling at Corso as he picks LSU to win it all: pic.twitter.com/jQo9X3fqLO— Taylor Holmes (@ooItsTayTay) January 14, 2020
Nick Saban on the announcer panel for pregame, they’re talking about LSUs offense being the best in history, he’s looking like pic.twitter.com/hEXYhJEvEu— Casandra (@clynnt2013) January 13, 2020