Is Saban the College Football GOAT?

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    Is Saban the College Football GOAT?

    6 Titles (5 Alabama 1 LSU) tied with Bear Bryant (6 Alabama)
    Has had Alabama ranked at #1 at some point in the season each of the last 10 seasons.
    5 titles in 9 seasons

    So is Saban without a doubt the college football coaching GOAT? If not who is and explain why?
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    Is there really an argument against it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Is there really an argument against it?
    A few seasons ago many thought he wasn't even the best coach currently coaching. Just wondering if everyone has come around or if there were still some dissenters.

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    There's no question in my mind, and I thought that way before last night too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    A few seasons ago many thought he wasn't even the best coach currently coaching. Just wondering if everyone has come around or if there were still some dissenters.
    Well, those peoples opinions don't matter because they are obviously not very smart.

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    Alabama tradition with Saban tenacity and work ethic make for a unique dynamic, and that is proven.

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    I like how he responded last night in the post game interview when the reporter compared him to Bear Bryant.

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    Wonder how much longer he plans on coaching.

    He doesn't look it, but he is 66.

    Does he win #7 and walk off into the sunset?

    He seems to really like coaching and doesn't appear to be tired of it. Does he just continue on until he does get tired of it?

    Will he try to set up his replacement with one of his former assistants to keep what he has built going? -Which one?

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    I'd go for 10 then call it quits. Unless he was to win the next 4 straight, then maybe go for 15.

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    With the talent I saw last night late I would think he will coach at least 2 more years if not a little longer.

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    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    There's no question in my mind, and I thought that way before last night too.
    Same.

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    You have to be a complete fool to think he's not the GOAT.

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    I think his 6 championships are more impressive than the Bear’s because he has had to do it in the era of the BCS and the playoff system, which adds more legitimacy. Bear’s were all “mythical” titles chosen by pollsters.

    Bear probably won a few with that format that was debatable and lost a few that were questionable as well. An example on the latter would be the 1966 title that went to Notre Dame which many analysts felt belonged to the Tide. But the point is they were more debatable back then than the current system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldweatherfan View Post
    Wonder how much longer he plans on coaching.

    He doesn't look it, but he is 66.

    Does he win #7 and walk off into the sunset?

    He seems to really like coaching and doesn't appear to be tired of it. Does he just continue on until he does get tired of it?

    Will he try to set up his replacement with one of his former assistants to keep what he has built going? -Which one?
    Great question. My pick would be Kirby Smart, he's the closest clone.

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