Published On: Sun, Jan 17th, 2016

Comparing Nick Saban To Sport’s Greatest Coaches ever



Nick Saban’s place among college football’s greatest coaches ever is no longer in doubt and can’t really be argued. His five national championships at LSU and Alabama place him ahead of John McKay, tie Howard Jones and have Saban just one title behind Bear Bryant, the man with whose name graces Saban’s home stadium.

Saban also has a compelling case as the greatest coach in college sports, but not without stiff competition. Among his active contemporaries, a comparison that immediately comes up is Duke basketball figurehead Mike Krzyzewski.

Saban and Krzyzewski have similar, public demeanors, lead the way among their active peers in national championships — Krzyzewski also has five — and their respective teams are the most universally hated among fans in their sports. Sorry Crimson Tide and Blue Devil faithful, it’s just the truth, but wear it as a badge as honor. No other expends energy

Saban and Krzyzewski have company in the illustrious Five Club: Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido.

Garrido is the elder statesman of the collegiate diamond, his career beginning in 1969. When Garrido became the head coach at San Francisco State, Krzyzewski was finishing his playing career at Army under Bob Knight, whose name you’ll see again in a moment. Saban hadn’t yet begin his playing career at Kent State.

Read the full story at U Sports, by KYLE KENSING

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