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14 Things to Love About Alabama: Nick Saban - More Than Just A Coach

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He may have been born and raised in West Virginia but his heart is in Alabama.

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WHO: Nicholas Lou Saban Jr.

WHAT: No need for a clichéd acronym. He is the greatest of all time. The 67-year old head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team is 148–20 (SEC 82-13) in 12 seasons at the Capstone with five National Championships. He is 237-63-1 overall with an additional Championship at LSU.

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WHERE: 920 Paul W Bryant Dr, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

WHEN: On January 3, 2007, Saban announced that he had accepted an offer to become 27th head coach at the University of Alabama.

WHY: Son, husband, father, grandfather, leader of men, philanthropist, Alabamian.

  • Son - If you have heard Saban speak of his upbringing, you have heard him tell of a tale of growing up in a small West Virginia town with two loving attentive hard-working parents. He often speaks fondly of his parents.
  • Husband - Would Saban be the GOAT without Miss Terry? He only got into coaching because he was waiting for her to graduate college so they could get hitched. It was the best decision he ever made. She is an integral part of his success and an equal partner when it comes to the big decisions.
  • Grandfather - He adores his granddaughter born in 2014. Has it softened him any? What do you think?
  • Leader of Men - The teaching for Crimson Tide players doesn’t stop after the final whistle blows. His goal is to mold his players into good students and good men as well. His former players often speak glowingly of him.
  • Philanthropist - Nick’s Kids Foundation recently donated over $560,000 to local organizations. The non-profit organization, which launched in 1998, has donated more than $8 million to date.
  • Alabamian - Sorry, Texas. He isn’t leaving.

POLL:

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Is Nick Saban the greatest college football coach of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Yes.
    (298 votes)
  • 19%
    Hell Yes.
    (203 votes)
  • 2%
    Heck Yes.
    (27 votes)
  • 0%
    Sí.
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Oui.
    (10 votes)
  • 49%
    All of the above.
    (524 votes)
1062 votes total Vote Now