In case you’ve missed it, there is something special going on in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Regardless of how the 2016 season played out, the University of Alabama is still, in our opinion, be home to the greatest college football program of all time. Their head coach, Nick Saban, is well on his way to going down as the best coach the game of football has ever seen at the collegiate level.
Since Saban took over as the head coach at Alabama in 2007, the Crimson Tide have posted an overall record of 118-19 (.861 winning percentage); they’ve won six SEC West titles, four SEC titles, and four national titles; and they’ve produced two Heisman Trophy winners (running backs Mark Ingram and Derrick Henry) and countless All-Americans.
When you consider everything that Saban has accomplished in his 20-plus seasons as a head coach at the college level (he also led LSU to a national championship back in 2003), it’s hard not to call him the greatest college coach of all time. Likewise, when you look at what Alabama has accomplished during the Saban-era, it’s also hard to not consider them the greatest dynasty in college football history — especially when you factor in the scholarship limits and parity of today’s college football landscape.
With the way he revived the Alabama football program, it is no surprise that Saban is a god of sorts in one of the most football-crazed regions of the country. Knowing all of this, we shockingly learned that the two-time Associated Press National Coach of the Year reportedly expressed interest in the head coaching vacancy for the New York Giants last January.