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Sat Jul 28, 2018, 10:18 AM

Nick Saban's contract sends message to college football

Source: AL.com, by Joseph Goodman

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Saban, who is 66 years old and 132-20 in 11 seasons at Alabama, extended his contract by one year on Friday to 2025. It sent a powerful message to coaches (and their recruits) throughout the SEC. The Tide's glorious ride isn't ending anytime soon, and the greatest coach in the history of college football will not be aging out of the sport's most demanding league.

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It's clear at this point that beating Saban will be the only way to get him to retire. Good luck with that. He's 64-7 over the last five seasons, and one failed defensive drive away from winning three straight national championships.

Saban's Alabama is the favorite to win the championship again this season, and, at this point, his biggest problem every year is convincing stockpiled talent not to transfer. Saban's quarterback controversy this fall will be the envy of every other coach in the country.

If Auburn's starting quarterback goes down with an injury this season, the Tigers are done. If Alabama's starting quarterback gets knocked out, the backup has starred in a national championship.

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Read it all at: https://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/07/nick_sabans_contract_sends_mes.html


The Process starts here. See y'all September 1st!

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yallerdawg Jul 2018 OP
DemoTex Jul 2018 #1
yallerdawg Jul 2018 #3
stonecutter357 Jul 2018 #2
bobbieinok Jul 2018 #4
yallerdawg Jul 2018 #5

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 10:43 AM

1. Kick Bama, Kick!

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 10:52 AM

3. This is why the Iron Bowl is the greatest rivalry game in football!

Auburn's and Gus Malzahn's coaching and contracts are based on beating Alabama. Nothing else matters!

By the way - they don't call it "home field advantage" for nothing.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 10:47 AM

2. K&R !

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 12:19 PM

4. Was Bear Bryant the AL coach in the 60s? And at TX A&M before?

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 12:36 PM

5. That's a rhetorical question, of course.

I'm sure some college football fans would prefer "The Greatest Coach In the History of College Football' was long gone!

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