The five worst choices Alabama could make replacing Nick Saban

Even mighty Alabama could fall victim to the land mines that scattered across the coaching landscape. These are the five mistakes that the Crimson Tide must not make when searching for Nick Saban's successor.

Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney meets with Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban
Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney meets with Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban / Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Urban Meyer

You know who else had a failed NFL tenure in Florida before heading back to college football? Nick Saban, that’s who. 

But I think this one would go a bit differently. Urban Meyer has won everywhere he’s gone in college football, but Alabama doesn’t need the media scrutiny that Meyer would inevitably bring. 

There are plenty of other good football coaches who would be happy to take the Alabama job and wouldn’t come with nearly as much baggage as Meyer. 

There’s a good chance that Saban walked away because of how exhausting the new reality of college football is with the NIL and the transfer portal adding more work to a job that’s already 24/7 365.

The last time we saw Urban Meyer as the head coach of a team, he stayed behind in Ohio after the Jaguars lost on Thursday night football to flirt with women at his bar in Columbus. So, I think it’s safe to say that he lacks the dedication required to win at the highest level anymore.