After winning a record seven NCAA football championships, longtime Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is stepping away from his position
Nick Saban, arguably the greatest coach in college football, is stepping down from his post with the University of Alabama. In his 17 seasons in Tuscaloosa, the Crimson Tide captured an astonishing seven national championships and became the most dominant team of this generation.
A Legacy Like No Other
Saban’s tenure at the school (and in the NCAA) is often compared to his legendary predecessor, legendary Tide coach Bear Bryant, who also six national titles. But, Bama’s most recent ball coach did it in modern times and transcended multiple eras in an ever-changing college game.
Nick Saban, now 72, departs Alabama with a record of 206-29 at Alabama and 120-18 in the SEC after taking over in 2007. Before that, he also won a national title at LSU and coached the Miami Dolphins for two seasons in the NFL.
Despite his years of success and his sometimes bombastic personality, the sideline icon walked away in a rather quiet way. Humbly thanking everyone for his time at Alabama and regarding it as a fulfilling experience.
Saban Sums It Up Succinctly
In his goodbye to the game, Saban tried to state what his legacy at Alabama – and to football in general – meant to him.
“It is not just about how many games we won and lost, but it’s about the legacy and how we went about it. We always tried to do it the right way,” Saban said. “The goal was always to help players create more value for their future, be the best player they could be, and be more successful in life because they were part of the program.”
“Hopefully, we have done that, and we will always consider Alabama our home.”
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