Alabama football head coach Nick Saban has been with the Crimson Tide program since 2007 but has been around the game as a fan, player and coach for his entire life. Today, Saban celebrates his 72nd birthday and fans took to social media to celebrate him.
Saban has, with little debate, been the best college football coach of all time. Those who aren’t fans of his are usually either envious of his success or frustrated that their favorite team has to play a Saban-coached Alabama team.
For years, many have talked about Saban’s age and what it means for his coaching career. Well, he doesn’t seem to be ready to hang up the headset (one that he hasn’t broken yet), and even as recently as this offseason he told a recruit that he’d be “coaching until he croaks over.”
Fans of Saban took to social media to wish him a very happy birthday.
Former assistant and good friend, Lane Kiffin
Happy birthday to the 🐐 appreciate you for everything have a great one @AlabamaFTBL
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) October 31, 2023
How are you celebrating?
Happy Nick Saban’s Birthday to all who celebrate ♥️
— IsaacAndré👺 (@SirIsaac22) October 31, 2023
Explains why opponents are scared to face him
Nick Saban birthday on Halloween???? That explains everything lol
— ‘1993 (@K_Bell8) October 31, 2023
It's a lifestyle, not a costume for the G.O.A.T.
— Courtney McKinney (@CourtAnne1225) October 31, 2023
Celebrate both holidays at once!
Happy Birthday Nick Saban! pic.twitter.com/OgvIDdxyPe
— Kickoff with Kenneth (@finder_goat) October 31, 2023
It's a big day in the state of Alabama.
– Nick Saban's birthday
– One-year anniversary of Auburn firing Bryan Harsin
— Barrett Sallee 🇺🇸 (@BarrettSallee) October 31, 2023
Nick Saban goes international
Happy Birthday to the greatest coach in the world. Nick Saban 🐐 pic.twitter.com/JcSfbdaaS8
— TC. (@GoatLatia) October 31, 2023
Many more to come
Happy 72nd birthday to the GOAT, Nick Saban. pic.twitter.com/4GviSwoFLh
— CFB Home (@CFBHome) October 31, 2023
Alabama fans wishing Nick Saban a Happy Birthday.
SO PROUD OF YOU NIIIYUUUUK. pic.twitter.com/K0VoN16icD
— Chris Marler (@VernFunquist) October 31, 2023
And he's not done yet
Happy Birthday to the best coach in college football history, Nick Saban turns 72 years old today.
Thank you, Nick Saban pic.twitter.com/AHsOUR3a7e
— Ryan C. Fowler (@RyanCFowler) October 31, 2023
A classic video
Happy Birthday Nick Saban 😁❤️ pic.twitter.com/aDMOiM74kJ
— Alabama DieHards (@DiehardsAlabama) October 31, 2023