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Legend retires; Tide rolls backwards

Sports Illustrated

Nick Saban, one of the greatest football coaches of all time, announced his retirement on Jan. 10, 2024. He is most famous for his head coaching job at the University of Alabama, where he spent 17 seasons. He also coached at Toledo University, Michigan State, Louisiana State University, the Cleveland Browns, and the Miami Dolphins. He won a national championship at LSU and six at Alabama. Saban claims his age was the major factor for his retirement.

Saban finishes his career as the only coach to win a national title in three different decades and the only one in SEC history to have multiple Heisman winners. He also holds several records and accomplishments. His teams spent 109 weeks ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll, won 104 games versus AP-ranked opponents, and beat nine AP No. 1 teams. His overall coaching record is 292-71-1, and he has produced 44 1st-round NFL draft picks.

Nick Saban is arguably the best college football coach of all time. He ended his career with an overtime loss to Michigan in the Rose Bowl, but he will forever be remembered for his outstanding achievements.

 The University of Alabama plans to announce its new head coach soon.