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Why Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher teamed up to support West Virginia flood victims



HOOVER, Ala. - One of the most interesting parts of Alabama coach Nick Saban's SEC media days news conference had very little to do with football.

Saban and Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher have been teaming up to raise funds and football equipment for high school teams in West Virginia that have been dealing with flooding. Fisher and his former boss both grew up in West Virginia. So is FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett - Saban said the joint fundraising effort was Trickett's idea.

"Jimbo and I both wanted to do something that would be helpful..." Saban said. "We made contributions to some of the flood relief to help the people, but we also wanted to do something to help the young people whose seasons could be wiped out if we can't replace the equipment they lost in the flood."

Saban said the NCAA provided a waiver to allow them to help.

"We're hopeful that we have a really, really positive response so these young people will be able to play," Saban said.

Fisher has asked Florida high schools to donate uniforms or equpiment and send them to:

Uniform Flood Donation c/o Florida State Football

403 Stadium Dr. West

Tallahassee, FL 32306

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:19pm]


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