NICK SABAN’s best teams which he has had while he has been at Alabama….you may be wondering? Yes, there are a few. I will briefly describe, in my own respected opinion, what these may have been….and we begin.
I begin with a quote on this one of a kind leader. As do all other leaders from time to time, this one has lovers and haters. Let us have a brief look:
“He’s won 100 games, four national titles and he’s actually smiling after his latest title.Try picking his best team. It’s tough. About the only thing certain when ranking his Alabama teams is which one was the worst — his first one in 2007. That team finished 7-6. Every other one of his teams has won at least 10 games….”
(http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/list/ranking-alabama-teams-under-nick-saban-championships-derrick-henry-mark-ingram-amari-cooper-trent-richardson/pdkwjfn6u8lf11gw2lsvwov1b, pg. 1)
LSU? NO. NOT ON MY WATCH. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, YES.
His rides at LSU were among the worst from what I have seen, absolutely cutting him off from the top of the top and being the very best in college football during this time. He continues to be an American football leader and coach today despite his many wins and losses, ups and downs. This itself serves as a true and living testimony to all of the good things which may come in time due to faithful and true perseverance at best. This also lies at the heart of real football, which is most important to note.
COACH SABAN has gone to the championships in 2003, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2015 respectively. Just getting that far can serve as a true milestone of success for anyone. Not every can get that far, to the very championships. Not every one does, as we know. He led the teams of the Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide at these particular times, pushing his players to remember the key aspects which make or break a team….and which make each and every single one of them a success to all the rest. They had to believe it for themselves first. In a sense, he pushed the team players, and the rest was up to them. This was key to their advancement.
THE LOW DOWN? WELL, YOU ASKED FOR IT.
Here is a bit more back ground information on this one of a kind man, leader, coach, and family guy:
“He became the first coach in college football history to win a national championship with two different Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools since the inception of the AP Poll in 1936. Saban and Bear Bryant are the only coaches to win an SEC championship at two different schools.In May 2013…” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Saban, pg. 1, para. 2, section 2)
As we can see, there is always more to things than meets the eye. It is no different here. This man has a back story which have driven him to where he has gone…..a series of life decisions made which have in turn molded his successes, so to speak.
MR. SABAN has also been an assistant coach for the NCAA DIVISION 1. 2007 itself was not such a bad year when he coached the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. In fact, he appears to have finished the year with a 7-6.
What is also worth noting is the fact that the following year, though counted as highly unsuccessful and uneventful for him and his team, did yield many learning lessons and positive results. For one, it opened other doors for him….in addition to him continuing to receive many awards for COACH OF THE YEAR. This does not come to just any one.