Video: Alabama players surprise Nick Saban for his Halloween birthday

Some may believe that Nick Saban’s birthday falling on Halloween cannot be a coincidence. After all, for every team in the country Saban is a mix between Freddy Krueger and Darth Vader.

For his elite players, however, Saban is a coach, tutor, and friend. Friends deserve birthday surprises, right? Right.

The Crimson Tide players gave the now 62-year old Saban a nice surprise during a special teams meeting on Oct. 31. Making the afternoon even more sweet is the fact that the Tide are on a bye week. With no game this weekend, Nick Saban may have actually relaxed and enjoyed this little treat.

It looks like team enjoyed themselves, birthday hats and all. Below is just a short clip of the festivities. To check out the players singing “Happy Birthday” to Saban, click here.