For Alabama head coach Nick Saban, there's nothing like a little sugar to get his day going. But he isn't reaching for donuts or pancakes.
Instead, Saban is a big believer in oatmeal cream pies.
When Crimson Tide defensive end Da’Shawn Hand took the microphone at media day to ask some Saban some questions, he started off simple — asking if Saban was a grape or strawberry jelly fan on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Saban said he hadn't had one of those sandwiches in a while, but he doesn't mind either.
As Hand continued to ask about food, he pestered Saban on how many cream pies he eats a day.
“Two," Saban said. "Two is kinda, supposedly, my quota as soon as I get up in the morning. I had two today before the coffee pot was full.”
He also said he might have another depending on practice.
Apparently the coach even has a jar full of them:
Guess we know what the key to success is.