The Wall Street Journal reports Nick Saban is the headlining name on a PSA set to run next week on television, radio and social media, where he will endorse getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The seven-time national championship-winning coach is coming off his sixth at Alabama and is easily the most recognizable man in the state. He won’t be alone, though. The Journal also notes that Alabama senator and former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey and Auburn basketball and NBA great Charles Barkley will be among those in the campaign, too.
The Journal transcribed a portion of Saban’s recording as saying, “College football fans and players both want full stadiums this fall. Let’s make sure we can safely make this happen by getting vaccinated. Please get your COVID-19 vaccine. We want Bryant-Denny Stadium loud again this coming season — and Roll Tide!”