Found January 04, 2013 on Crystal Ball Run:
There's a school of thought that once the whistle blows and the first kick is in the air head coaches don't matter much, but come Monday in the BCS National Championship is that really the case? We say no, both coaches have a major roll in their respective teams, so perhaps the better question is which coach will actually have the bigger effect on the outcome of the game? Yes, the easy answer would be Brian Kelly because he calls the offensive plays - it's hard to top that for having a bigger effect on the game. But, Nick Saban has proven that his preparation, game planning, and game day management can have just as big an effect on the outcome of a game as someone that is directly involved with every single play call on one side of the ball or the other.  Of course, there's the experience factor involved here as well, with Saban and Alabama racking up BCS National Championship frequent flyer miles like they are going out of style... (They better cash them in next...
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