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Achievements of Nick Saban before announcing his retirement 

One of the greatest football coaches, Nick Saban, announced his retirement on Wednesday. Let’s have a closer look at the achievements of Nick Saban as a coach. 

Nicholas Lou Saban Jr., popularly known as Nick Saban, has achieved a lot before announcing his retirement. He is probably the most successful college football coach of the 21st century. 

Saban is the person who changed Alabama’s entire football system and took it to the heights of success. Achievements of Nick Saban include seven national championships. He has won a total of 201 games, tied with Vince Dooley, and holds the record for the second most games won in school football history.

Bear Bryant is the only person who has won more games than Nick Saban. Bear has won 232 games in his 25 seasons with Alabama. However, Saban has used only 17 seasons to win 201 games with the same University. 

One of the greatest coaches ever has helped Alabama win 13 SEC championships and six national titles. 

Nick Saban’s Career as Head Coach

Nick first joined Toledo in 1990 and helped them win a total of 9 games. He also starred for Michigan State from 1995 to 1999, winning 34 games. After Michigan, Nick joined LSU in 2000 and worked there for four years. LSU also won a total of 48 games under his watch.

He had an unimpressive one year with the Dolphins when he joined them in 2005 and left in 2006. The Dolphins only had 15 wins while playing under Nick Saban. The greatest achievements of Nick Saban came when he joined Alabama. Nick served Alabama for 17 years and won over 200 games.

In his 28 years as head coach at college, Nick never had a losing session. In his 28-year career, he has won seven national titles, 19 bowl games, and 12 conference championships. 

What Nick said

He 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.” He added in his statement, “It is not just about how many games we won and lost, but it is about the legacy and how we went about it.” 

Nick continued about his dedication to the team, “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.” 

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

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