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Alabama Head Coach Saban Retires

Saban spent 28 years as a college head coach at several universities with Alabama being his final one

Nick Saban, one of college football’s coaching greats on Wednesday announced he will be retiring after 17 seasons in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, ESPN reported.

Saban spent 28 years as a college head coach at Toledo (1990), Michigan State (1995-99), Louisiana State University (2000-04) and Alabama (2007-23), according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

He won seven national championships and turned the University of Alabama back into a national powerhouse that included six of those titles.

In a statement, Saban said: “The University of Alabama has been a very special place to Terry and me. We have enjoyed every minute of our 17 years being the head coach at Alabama as well as becoming a part of the Tuscaloosa community.

“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. 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.

“Hopefully, we have done that, and we will always consider Alabama our home.”

The 72-year-old mentor finished his seventeenth season at the school, dominating 201 matches, attached with Vince Dooley for the second-most wins at a solitary school in Southeastern Conference Football (SEC) history.

Under Bear Bryant, Alabama arrived at dynastic levels, coming out on top for 13 SEC titles and six public titles. Saban returned the Red Tide to those levels, winning nine gathering crowns and six additional public titles.

“Simply put, Nick Saban is one of the greatest coaches of all time, in any sport,” Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne said. “He is the consummate coach, mentor and leader, and his impact is felt far beyond the football field.”

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