Nick Saban knows little about 'Pokemon Go' phenomenon

ByJAMES QUINTONG via <a href="" title="ESPN" class="espn_sc_byline">ESPN </a>
July 19, 2016, 3:40 PM

&#151; -- "Pokemon Go," this month's hottest sensation, has now made its way to the Alabama football program. Randall Spain, a member of the Crimson Tide staff, tweeted a picture of Pikachu on head coach Nick Saban's desk on Monday.

Saban was asked about the Pokemon sighting during Tuesday's episode of "College Football Live" and, based on his response, Saban probably won't be catching them all. In fact, he said he no idea what Pokemon was or why it was on his desk.

"If you guys knew anything about me, you know how illiterate I am when it comes to social media. You would absolutely know I have no idea what it means," Saban said.

ESPN's Paul Finebaum later joked that he had put the Pikachu on his desk.

While Saban might profess his ignorance about "Pokemon Go," it's been a hit on the college football scene this summer. More than a thousand fans showed up at Texas A&M's Kyle Field to play. Oklahoma State has used the game as as a recruiting tactic. And Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett playfully chided his teammates for getting caught up in Pokemon and other games instead of preparing for the season.

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