Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban Announces Retirement

An American Football On A Field

An American Football On A Field

About mid-way through January 2024, University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban announced his retirement after twenty-eight seasons.

The Goat?

Nick Saban coached at Toledo, Michigan State, LSU, and Alabama throughout the years. [1] He also coached the Miami Dolphins for two years before returning back to collegiate football. Saban won seven national titles, the most of any college coach in the modern era, in his coaching years. His first was at LSU, and the rest was at Alabama. His collegiate coaching record was 297-71-1. Saban also won eleven conference championships.


Nick Saban has coached four Heisman Trophy winners, which is the most in college football history. Forty-nine players that he has coached has been picked in the first round of the NFL draft. Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne said,

Simply put, Nick Saban is one of the greatest coaches of all time, in any sport… [2]

Nick Saban

When announcing his retirement, Saban said that the “University of Alabama has been a very special place to Terry and me.” He later went on to say that his goal was to help players have more value for their future.

The goal was always to help players create more value for their future, be the best player they could be and be more successful in life because they were part of the program. [3]

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