Joe Girardi may no longer be the manager of the Yankees, but he still has plenty going for him — including being good friends with Alabama football coach Nick Saban.
During his weekly radio show Thursday, Saban said Girardi will attend the Crimson Tide’s game against LSU on Nov. 4 in Tuscaloosa.
#Alabama coach Nick Saban just said recently-departed #Yankees manager Joe Girardi will attend the #LSU game
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) October 27, 2017
Girardi and Saban have spoken to each other’s teams in the past and are known pals. The two were pro coaches in Miami at the same time when Girardi managed the Marlins and Saban led the Dolphins.
Girardi said in 2016 he loves to watch how Saban “goes about his business.”
When speaking about Girardi’s departure from New York, Saban credited the job Girardi did with the 2017 Yankees, who made it to Game 7 of the ALCS.
“This was a rebuilding year. I think they exceeded expectations in every way,” Saban said.