What do two of the most successful coaches in football history talk about when they get together?
You know, the usual.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick made an appearance Tuesday at Alabama's pro day, showing love to Alabama head coach and close friend Nick Saban by rocking a bright Crimson Tide pullover.
Belichick at Bama Pro Day 👀 pic.twitter.com/BfwFmXb6bH— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) March 19, 2019
Cameras also caught Belichick and Saban having a lengthy chat on the field in Tuscaloosa, which naturally got everyone wondering: What did they talk about?
Just a couple 🐐s talking ball. pic.twitter.com/PYomIAqPzf— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) March 19, 2019
In a media scrum Tuesday afternoon, Saban (a bit reluctantly) shared some of their talking points.
"We're personal friends, so we talked about kids and grandkids," Saban said, via Alex Byington of the Montgomery Advisor. "We talked about personnel, because they're interested in guys that they bring to their team. And then we're both still very involved in the football part of what's going on, so we'll talk quite a bit about X's and O's.
"So, there's a wide range of things. And then there's a little story-telling that goes with it too, because we go back a long ways and we have experiences that we both kind of learn from."
As for Belichick's Alabama attire?
"I didn't give it to him, but I'm glad he got it," Saban deadpanned.
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Belichick has been a regular at Alabama's pro day since Saban took over in 2007, both to catch up with his old pal -- Saban was an assistant on Belichick's Cleveland Browns coaching staff during the early 1990s -- and to scout the Crimson Tide's wealth of NFL prospects.
Which Alabama products could the Patriots target this year? Tight end Irv Smith, safety Deionte Thompson and linebacker Mack Wilson are a few names that come to mind, but you can expect Belichick will get the full scouting report on every 'Bama player before making up his mind on draft day.
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