May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban next to the stage after Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama) is selected as the number twenty-one overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the Green Bay Packers at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Saban Ranked Top College Football Coach

Alabama coach Nick Saban is the best coach in college football, according to an essay by’s Bryan Fischer.

Saban tops the list of 14 coaches, which includes such successes as Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops, and Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher.

The essay points to Saban’s 170-57-1 career record and 37 NFL draft picks over the last five years as part of a strong resume.

As noted in the feature:

Not much needs to be said about Saban, who rightfully earns the title of the highest-paid coach in college thanks to his 79-15 record over the past seven years with the Crimson Tide. He has four national titles to his name, and although he had a rocky first year in Tuscaloosa and a few questionable losses, he’s turned Alabama into an NFL factory that has been to BCS games five of the last six seasons.

Notably, it’s Saban’s success in putting players into the NFL that stands out to the league’s official website. That reputation for turning Alabama into a pro football training ground has been a major part of the Crimson Tide’s recruiting success in the Saban era.


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  • TideMan

    Looks like Alabama has meant as much for Saban as he has to Bama if you look at Winning %:

    Total 170 57 1 0.7456140350877193

    Alabama 79 15 0 0.8404255319148936

    Non Bama 91 42 1 0.6791044776119403

    Does that mean He is a better coach now than he has been the rest of his career?
    Does it mean those other coaches between Stalling & Saban really suck? (YES< Rhetorical question)

    • BamaHammer

      No question; it’s easier to win at Alabama than a lot of other schools. Built-in fanbase and commitment to winning; second-to-none facilities. But Saban is without a doubt a winner, and the process he put in place completely changed a culture of losing back into a culture of winning.

      • TideMan

        My comment was not intended as a slam on Coach Saban. I was just surprised at the differential.
        I am pretty sure Mike Shula and the rest of the Bozos that followed Coach Stallings had the same advantages (from being at Bama) that Coach Saban does. I think he is on his way to being the best coach of all time (Only 3 NCs to go catch up with the Bear at Bama and surpass him overall). And I think he gets those even with the added games required by the Playoffs

        • BamaHammer

          That’s a very good point; the playoffs change a lot about how things will be perceived.