When you join Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide football program, you get to experience a lot of really unique and exciting things. For example, one of my favorite things Saban does is bring in guest speakers to address the team. In the past, Saban has brought in guests like Stephen A. Smith, Kobe Bryant and many more high-profile names.
This past week, former ESPN anchor Sage Steele came down to Tuscaloosa to chat with the fellas in Crimson. Steele is no longer with ESPN, but she continues to pave her own path in this new and uncertain world of sports media. For a lot of kids growing up over the past decade or two, she is one of the most recognizable faces on ESPN and has done everything from NASCAR to the NBA Countdown.
Steele is a very driven individual as she is a board member of the Pat Tillman Foundation and in 2019 she joined the board of the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research. Steele’s message to the Alabama program is to find out your “Why?”
Why do you want to be in Tuscaloosa? Why do you play this game? What drives and motivates you to be the best player you can be? I believe it is a really important message and one we should all be asking ourselves on a more regular basis.
What is your Why?
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) August 22, 2023