Nick Saban ranked as the top college football coach

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Nick Saban has done a lot with the Crimson Tide football program since he began in 2007. He has won six national championships and has a 170-23 record.

What’s interesting about Saban’s leadership of the Crimson Tide is he has such a tight grip over the players.

Knowing that this man has produced almost 40 first-round draft picks in his time at Alabama means players treat him with respect and don’t question his coaching methods.

CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli ranked the top 25 active college football coaches in the Power Five.

To no surprise, Alabama’s Nick Saban claims the top spot on the list.

“If he’s not already the greatest to ever do it, he’s likely to be considered so when (if?) he hangs up the headset,” wrote Fornelli. “Just think about it for a bit. Since winning his first national title at LSU in 2003, Saban has never gone three consecutive seasons coaching at the college level without winning at least one national title. It’s astounding. What makes it more special is that a lot of people, in all walks of life, experience success and think they never have to change. If it ain’t broke, why fix it? Saban’s different. He saw the writing on the wall and realized he had to change the way he approached the game if he wanted Alabama to stay on top. He did exactly that, and he’s still winning because of it.”

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