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Everyone talks about the next challenge...how about this one. When we when this Title game, that will give him 4 titles....this is truly elite company with Leahy. ONLY Bryant and Fielding Yost have more (6) in the history of college football.
So...which is the bigger challenge...getting Cleveland to the Playoffs or finishing your career with 7 National Titles and having the most of all time...and being thought of as perhaps the greatest college coach of all time. I believe the latter....I believe Coach Saban thinks if he's here another 7-8 years...there's a chance to tie or exeed the 6 title mark.
Think about it............especially with Mrs. Saban loving college football...Tuscaloosa..and the atmosphere here.
not to mention the new challenges and potential the coming playoff will create. I am not studied up on the the details of how the games will work but i can imagine a scenerio where an sec team could beat a number #1 in the sec championship face a 1 or 2 for the first playoff and then again in the final. I have never seen a team even play that many highly ranked teams consecutive and imagine that scenerio is a thrilling challange to someone like CNS.
This post was edited by bamainexile 16 months ago
The "next challenge" could include solidifying his leagacy.
Fastest to 6.
First with 7.
Most National Championships in a decade.
Possibly 4 National Championships in 5 years.
Most wins in a decade.
All those are possible.
I have always been a fan of Coach Bryant, I even rode my motorcycle down and watched them drive him into the cemetery and believe me that was a very sad day. But I would love to see Coach Saban stay here another 7-10 years and pass coach Bryant for National Championships. Even though I no longer live in the state and never attended UA I have been a life long fan and love UA.
Can you say BRYANT-SABAN award? I can......
I'm intrigued by the idea of Mal Moore retiring in 6 or 7 years and Coach Saban sliding in as AD. Just a thought.
Good points. And if Bama beats the domers, Saban is the first to win back to back BCS titles and will have a solid chance at the first three-peat ever. Another thing to consider is that if Saban took a job in the NFL tomorrow, he would be the second oldest coach in the league behind only Tom Coughlin. I'm not sure an NFL organization would be willing to bet on a guy, even Saban, in his mid-60's. Saban is 61 now, so if he doesn't make the jump after this season, I don't think he'll do it as he doesn't have too many years of coaching left, and I imagine that he wants to cement his legacy as one of the best, if not the best ever.
The state is the great fictitious entity by which every man believes he can live at the expense of every other. - Frédéric Bastiat
John McKay also had 4. Bernie Bierman won 5 titles with Minnesota. But your point still is very good!
what about 3 in a row, no team has done that
Who would want to go spend another 3 to 4 years rebuilding Cleveland when he could keep reloading here. Makes no sense, he stays until he gets 6 or 7 BCS Championships. All this is doing is distracting the team for the BCS Game and the recruits. Thanks Cowherd, why not talk about your cattle nation, The Shorthorns and Mack Brown.
After the season is over, we need to sweeten the pot and rename a county in his honor....say, maybe Lee county.
I think saban stays at Bama because it is the best college football place to be. I believe he left the pros due to the arrogance of the players, lack of "team" commitment at that level.
I hate to say, but Rolando in the pros has shown to be an example of what I mean.
Saban=control. can't get it in the pros like college.
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