Legendary Alabama Football Couch Nick Saban Announces Retirement

January 11, 2024

It is not just about how many games we won and lost, but it’s about the legacy and how we went about it. We always tried to do it the right way.

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban announcing his retirement. In Saban’s 28 years working as a college head coach, he won the national championship seven times – a feat no other college coach has accomplished.

Why It Matters: Saban, 72, completed 17 seasons at Alabama and announced his retirement on Wednesday – first telling his players before informing to the public, ESPN reports. His overall record as a college coach is 292-71-1, and he never experienced a losing season. At Alabama, Saban won 201 games, tying with Georgia’s Vince Dooley “for the second-most wins at a single school in SEC [Southeastern Conference] history …” (ESPN). Bear Bryant, who coached Alabama for 25 seasons, leads with 232 wins.

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Mandel: Alabama’s Nick Saban, college football’s greatest coach, is going out on his own terms (The Athletic)

Alabama football coach Nick Saban announces retirement (ESPN)

by Emily Hooker, based in Texas