How Long Has Nick Saban Been at Alabama?

    Nick Saban has been one of the greatest college football head coaches in history thanks to how he made the Alabama Crimson Tide a powerhouse.

    The Alabama Crimson Tide football program has shown its dominance in college football for almost two decades. One of the big reasons for their success is the man who runs the team: Nick Saban.

    Alabama’s football coach has been a staple for the team for quite a while and it shows with their success. So, how long has the old ball coach been with the team? Here is a look at the impact of Saban’s long career with the Crimson Tide.

    Nick Saban’s Career at Alabama

    Before taking over Alabama, Saban was a head coach at three schools, including Toledo, Michigan State, and LSU. Saban won three conference titles and took home the 2003 BCS National Championship with the Tigers.

    After two years as the Miami Dolphins head coach, he took over Alabama’s program in 2007. The team went 7-6 in Saban’s first season, including an Independence Bowl win. It would be the only season under Saban where they would win 10 or fewer games.

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    Instant success became a reality for the Crimson Tide as the team would win six national championships and have two undefeated seasons. He won AP Coach of the Year in 2008 and was named SEC Coach of the Year four times with Alabama.

    After the 2023 season, Saban completed his 17th season with Alabama. He had 11 seasons as a head coach in college before joining the Crimson Tide.

    His overall career record is 292-70-1 between the four schools in 28 years as head coach. The current tally is 12 conference championships and seven national championships.

    There doesn’t appear to be any end in sight for the career of the 72-year-old head coach as the team has not slipped under him. Saban is one of the best head coaches in college football history, and his overall numbers will only improve from here.

    His Crimson Tide team is preparing for a potential seventh national title when they take on the top team in the country, the Michigan Wolverines, in the College Football Playoffs.

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