LITTLE ROCK, Ark.
— The name Gator is not on Nick Saban’s mind when he meets recruits, and it is not in his mind when the Gator Bowl comes around.
Instead, the former LSU head coach and current Auburn coach will spend the time with a Georgia football player on Saturday and will give them the nickname “Gator” when they leave the field.
Saban and the Bulldogs have been at loggerheads since the Tigers won the 2017 SEC Championship.
The Georgia player, D’Angelo Moseley, who had a tattoo of the Gators logo on his forearm on Monday, was named the first Gator to sign with Saban’s team.
It was a gesture of respect for Saban’s former players, Mosely said.
The Bulldogs are going to give them this tattoo and the name of their program.
I think it is a nice gesture, said Mose, a 6-foot-4, 275-pound defensive end who has spent time at LSU and Auburn.
This is the first time I have heard of it and I just got it a little bit.
It is a way for them to show respect for the players.
It’s a cool thing to do, and I will be doing it.
The Gator name is a cool name, Masely said, adding that he had no problem with the team wearing the name.
I just have to give Nick a little respect for that, Mirely said with a laugh.
I can tell he is just being himself, and not trying to be disrespectful.
He is a great guy, he is a good guy, and he has made a lot of great decisions over the years.
I think he is going to have a great time with us, and that’s the coolest thing.