Alabama Crimson Tide: Replacing Nick Saban when the day comes

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Alabama Crimson Tide: Who Will Replace Nick Saban When The Day Comes?

The age-old question for Alabama Crimson Tide fans regarding coaching is this. Who will replace Nick Saban when he retires? This question gets asked even when there’s no imminent reason to ask it.  We could be a year away from him retiring or five years away from Coach Saban retiring.

So who could possibly replace arguably the greatest college football coach of all time, arguably the greatest Alabama Crimson Tide head coach of all time, and the best current coach in college right now? Must it be a coach with connections to the Alabama Crimson Tide? Does it have to be a coach in Nick Saban’s coaching tree?

Those are the questions needing answers. Let’s dive in to analyze some possible worthy candidates to replace Nick Saban as head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Here are some possibilities to fill the empty spot whenever the time comes for Alabama football.

Steve Sarkisian

The current offensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide Steve Sarkisian makes sense if the problem wants to promote a coach internally. While he was the head coach at Washington and USC his record was 46-35. Sarkisian has done a good job of running the offense for Alabama and recently when Coach Saban was out with Covid-19 protocol, Sarkisian was the next option to run the team. As far as within the coaching staff, I think Coach Sarkisian is the best option to take the reigns against other coaches on staff like Pete Golding, Charlie Strong, and Butch Jones. If the Alabama Crimson Tide replace Nick Saban with someone on the staff, Steve Sarkisian could be the guy they choose.