Originally posted on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/9/13
Nick Saban spent 4 years as the defensive coordinator under Bill Belichick with the Cleveland Browns and he learned a thing or 2 during his tenure. Bill Belichick helped turn Nick Saban into one of the great defensive minds in football. More than that, though, he taught Saban how to run a successful program, which Saban clearly took to heart. He's gone and built a dynasty at Alabama, winning 3 0f the last 4 national championships. Sound familiar, Pats fans? The student has emulated the mentor and won 3 of 4 championships. Here's what Saban had to say, per NESN: “Bill, from a professional standpoint, made me so much more aware professionally of things that you could do organizationally to improve you know a football team,” Saban said. “ I had never been at that level before. Bill was really well organized, very very smart and had so much detail in every part of the organization. And [he would] define for everybody in the entire building what the expectation was for them.” Saban w...
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