Legendary Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban Retiring
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on in the second quarter against the Michigan Wolverines during the CFP Semifinal Rose Bowl Game at Rose Bowl Stadium on January 01, 2024 in Pasadena, California.
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Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban, 72, informed his team on Wednesday that he is retiring from coaching.

Saban is arguably the top college football coach of all time as he finished his career with seven national championship titles, more than any other coach.

Saban won his first national championship in 2003 when he was the head coach at LSU. He subsequently won six titles at Alabama, including in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2020. Saban also won 12 conference championships and 19 bowl games in his career and never once had a losing season.

Saban dominated the college football landscape by being by far the most powerful recruiter in the game, landing a top-five recruiting class every year that he was at Alabama except for his first year when he hauled in the #10 ranked class. Of his 17 seasons with the Crimson Tide, Saban landed ten #1 ranked recruiting classes and three #2 ranked classes, according to


In a career field dominated by intense personalities, Saban stood out for taking the intensity and drive for perfection to the next level, which earned him the nickname “Nicktator.”

Saban preached “the process” in coaching his players in which he told them not to focus on winning, but to instead focus on everything that they were doing in the moment and to do the task the best that they could, which included everything from excelling in the classroom, lifting weights, to focusing on competing at the high-level during each play on the gridiron.

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