White House experience never gets old for Nick Saban, Alabama players
Every year, as a reward for his efforts as a Patrol Boy, Nick Saban would hop on a train, ride four hours through the mountains of West Virginia and arrive in Washington D.C.
Those memories, Saban said, are still fresh, still with him nearly 50 years later.
Saban will make his third trip to the nation's capital as the coach of the college football national champion today when Alabama visits President Obama at the White House. A number of Crimson Tide players will be there for the second time in the last three years, but for many others it will be the first.