The losses keep coming for Nick Saban. First it was the semifinal round of the inaugural College Football Playoff, when his Crimson Tide football team was upset by eventual champion Ohio State.
Now, Saban's been trumped in student government. Alabama's elections for student body president and other elected positions saw Saban finish a distant third to the first and second-place finishers, respectively. Saban mustered six write-in votes from the student body, enough for a third-place finish.
Saban managed to save face by beating out some other prominent individuals receiving write-in votes, including Barack Obama, Tom Brady, and Alabama quarterback Blake Sims. And Saban did pick up support in other races for Bama student government, including 12 for the vice president of academic affairs and 11 for executive vice president, according to AL.com.
He received another 10 for executive secretary.
Plenty of other members of the football team received write-in votes for various positions, including offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and star receiver Amari Cooper.
But everyone fell well short of the results in 2009, when then-football standout Julio Jones received so many write-in votes that he was actually elected to the Alabama student senate.
Beyond this obvious joke, the Alabama student government race actually was noteworthy in at least one regard: Elliott Spillers received 8,602 votes to become the first black student body president elected at Alabama since the 1970s.
Fifty-fifty odds he's wearing a shirt that says "I Beat Saban." Does anyone know, do those ship to Ohio?