Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 4/28/13

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 02: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs off the field after their 31-6 win over the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 2, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
They may need to build a second statue in Tuscaloosa with the way things are going for Nick Saban. It may be easy to simply say that Alabama’s head coach is simply living off the prestige of a program that is long free of NCAA violations, but that wouldn’t exactly be fair. Obviously, the Crimson Tide does hold a certain cache within college football, but Saban is easily among the greatest college football coaches of all-time, winning 4 National Titles in his career, three of them coming at Alabama since taking over in 2007. Only legendary Alabama head coach Bear Bryant has more with six (Fielding Yost also lays claim to 6, but that is debatable). But while Saban attempts to chase down Bear in the titles department, he can use another success as a great recruiting tool. Saban has more players selected in the first round of the NFL draft than Bryant. Cornerback Dee Milliner, offensive guard Chance Warmack and offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, were selected consecutively in the first round, 9,10, and 11, respectively. According to AL.com, this raised Saban’s total in 6 seasons to 14, as he had zero after his first season. The SEC made up [...]
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