Reports are coming out from ESPN’s Chris Low that the greatest to ever tote a whistle is calling it a career, as the 73-year-old Nick Saban is reportedly retiring.
Saban just informed his team that he’s retiring.— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) January 10, 2024
If this were coming from literally anyone else, I would counsel caution. However, Low has long been college football’s version of Maggie Haberman: He has Nick Saban’s ear. And when Saban has wanted to get a message out to the media, Low is the one man he trusts.
If Low said it, then Low heard from the man himself.
We’ll have more Saban retrospective pieces over the coming weeks, but this was both a shock to the system and understandable in equal measure. Coach Saban leaves the Tide with six titles in Tuscaloosa, tied with Paul W. Bryant for the school record, and a modern-record seven total championships.
Hit us with your thoughts below. But, for my part, I now believe the stupidest offseason in recent memory is about to begin.
Godspeed, Coach. You are, and were, and will always be the best.