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Nick Saban’s legendary coaching career is coming to an end at Alabama.

Nick Saban

In a statement, Saban said, “To Terry and Me, the University of Alabama has been a very special place.” “Our 17 years as Alabama’s head coaches and our integration into the Tuscaloosa community have been filled with joy and happiness. It’s not just about how many games we win and lose; it’s also about our legacy and methodology.

Every time, we made an effort to do things correctly. Encouraging players to be the best versions of themselves, make more value for their future, and succeed in life as a result of being a part of the program has always been the aim. We will always think of Alabama as our home, hopefully having accomplished that.”

At 72 years old, Nick Saban holds the record for most awards in college football history and is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in North American sports history. During his 28 years as the head coach of a college football team, he won seven national titles, one more than fellow Alabama coach Bear Bryant.

The majority of Saban’s 17-year tenure as head coach of Alabama was marked by unheard-of success. Following his hiring by the university in 2007, Nick Saban guided the Crimson Tide to nine SEC titles and six national championships. Moreover, throughout the ten seasons of the four-team era, Saban guided Alabama to the College Football Playoffs eight times.

Even so, Alabama’s most recent trip to the College Football Playoffs was not successful. In overtime, at the Rose Bowl, the Tide lost to No. 1 Michigan, 27-20. Monday night, the Wolverines emerged victorious in the country.

Director of Athletics Greg Byrne of Alabama said in the statement, “To put it simply, Nick Saban is one of the greatest coaches of all time, in any sport, and The University of Alabama is fortunate to have had him leading our football program for the past 17 seasons.” “During his tenure as head coach, his teams have won 312 games, 11 conference titles, seven national titles, an NCAA record 49 first-round draft selections, and, most significantly, hundreds of college graduates. He is the epitome of a leader, mentor, and coach, and his influence extends well beyond the football field.

“The work that Coach Saban and Ms. Terry have done through the Nick’s Kids Foundation has touched countless lives in our community and throughout the state of Alabama.” Even though his tenure as our coach is over, his influence will never fade. What a privilege it has been for us to watch one of the greatest to ever do it up close. Coach Saban’s career has been absolutely amazing.”

Saban had head coaching positions at Toledo (1990), Michigan State (1995–99), and LSU (2000–04) before joining Alabama in 2007. When Saban’s LSU team upset Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl at the end of the 2003 season, he won his first championship.

After signing on to become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2005, Saban took a brief stab at being an NFL head coach. However, Saban’s success in the professional game was not as great as it was in college; he finished 9-7 in his debut season and then 6-10 in 2006. In the days after the Dolphins’ season-ending victory in 2006, he tendered his resignation to take the Alabama position, taking Mike Shula’s place.

After defensive coordinator Kevin Steele announced his retirement two days ago, Nick Saban decided to leave Tuscaloosa. In the next thirty days, Alabama players will have access to the transfer portal following Saban’s resignation.

With this, Saban’s head coaching career comes to an end, and he leaves with a 292-70-1 record.

“This is one of the most amazing seasons in Alabama football history in terms of where this team came from, what they were able to accomplish and what they were able to do, winning the SEC Championship, and really, really proud of this group,” Saban said following the Rose Bowl defeat.

“I just wish that I could have done more as a coach to help them be successful and help them finish, and all we can do now is learn from the lessons that sometimes failings bring to us.”

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