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My guess would be that he averages around 100 to 105 per week from the beginning of August to the end of NSD and around 80 a week from NSD to the beginning of August, not including spring training.
He's NEVER not working. Even if he's doing things with his family, he's most likely thinking of something he needs to do or someone needs to do. That's the thing with these types of successful people - to them, their working all the time, and having fun all the time. It is what they do. Not like how we see a job
Total hours on an official flight, or at the office, or with a recuit...etc. etc. - who knows. But that isn't his only time working.
Didn't you know that the REC gave Saben the ability to "warp time," and fill it with more hours than are actually there?
his book has a pretty good script of what they did in season at lsu-100 hours
"We don't talk about winning championships, we talk about being champions."
Assuming he works seven days a week, that's a 15 hour day, right? Is my math right? I take the same route as him to work and he goes to the complex between 7:15 and 7:30 in the morning. He has said in the past that he and Terry get up at 6 and have coffee together. He must operate on about 6 hours of sleep, maybe less. Gotta be taxing.
This post was edited by ecp3 18 months ago
I wonder how many hours of sleep he averages per night
I'd say 4-5 with 7-8 hours on Sunday.
I don't have any idea how many hours he works but I would like to have half his energy cause he is two years older than me and I really could not see myself traveling around the way he does, but on the other hand...I don't make 5.2 million a year either!
He said he works till 10 pm. Goes home and gets up at 6 the next morning and starts working at 7.
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I think there are just some people that have that inner drive and inner work ethic that goes beyond the majority...Coach Saban has it...my dad has it...I've seen my Dad work 16 hour days doubling, 7 days a week, for a month or so at a time or as long as they would offer such overtime so that's like over 110 a week for weeks on end....even when he works his "normal" weekly hours its over 70 and he gets home and goes to work on something.....he's a coal miner...what's crazy is his ability to function like that off of 3 or 4 hours of sleep a night...it's like he tricked his mind and body his whole life...I respect him more than any person on earth...and he would sacrifice sleep to spend time with me my sister and mother....I also know how demanding working for people like that can be since he raised me like that haha you better be all out all day for those type people
Heh heh. Actually Coach Saban has a spare TARDIS on loan from the time lord Doctor Who.
I have a seasonal job that is about to start back up I work from NSD until the start of fall camp basically. (Yeah, it's nice.) The amount of hours I work in that time ranges from 85-110. After a month you more less just get use to it. Never in my life could I imagine doing it all year though. You barely have enough time to eat and sleep when you work that much.
He has stated that when you are at work you need to be working but when you are chillin you are supposed to chill. Don't chill when you are at work or visa versa. If he follows that he doesn't work at home. Except when he has recruits over for dinner of course.
Saban's schedule and regimen is brutal. Being on our staff is the equivalent of Navy Seal training for coaches.
thats the real question! How many hours per night on average does his mind and body actually shut down with real rest? If hes anything like myself (someone who has real hard time sleeping), he falls asleep while the brain is still working and planning the next day. Something tells me Mrs Terry has him processed to do the right things health-wise to be successful..(G).
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
Leaves the house at 7am. Gets to bed by 11pm.
For Saban, I imagine its not that difficult as he's got a fully flushed out routine that he simply follows. He also has assistants who help manage his schedule so he wakes up and sort of goes for the ride with his entire day scripted and planned. At that point, life becomes a function of time management and optimizing down to the minute. As long as things click and stay synchronized, it probably is quite fun and exhilerating because its extremely fulfilling to see a large organization execute like clockwork. Where I think it gets stressful is when things break down. Folks are late, things are not in the right place, etc. Thats probably when he gets the most upset and has the most stress.
Who I imagine has it hardest are the assistants who need to keep up that level of precision but don't have help with their own schedules.
Last sentence there is key... If you LOVE it, it doesn't feel like work... your just Living the dream so to speak
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