It’s official, former Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban is en route to Tuscaloosa to formally accept the head coach position. Saban has extensive success in both the NCAA and NFL. His college record is 91-42-1 and his pro record is 15-17-0. He won SEC championships in 2001 and 2003, the BCS Championship in 2003, and finished in the AP Top 25 in five of his six seasons at LSU.
As I previously noted, I’m a little concerned about this move. I feel like Saban, though he’s a great coach, sold out. He spent a month and a half talking about how much he loved and was committed to the Dolphins, only to change his mind because the deal was too sweet. I guess some would say, “who can blame him?”, but I just have a special respect for people who stick to their guns and remain loyal.
Nevertheless, welcome to ‘Bama, head coach Saban. You’re now in one of the highest profile and pressure positions in college football. I hope you lead our boys well.