Legendary CBS broadcaster Verne Lundquist joined Alabama coach Nick Saban’s radio call-in show on Thursday night, and both had plenty to talk about — Lundquist about his long career winding down and Saban about his undefeated Crimson Tide’s big matchup against Texas A&M this week.
But Saban and Lundquist had plenty to say about each other, too.
Before Saban arrived on the show, Lundquist remarked how impressed he’s been with Alabama’s continued success, one year after another.
“I think there’s a chance Nick can be recognized as the greatest coach ever,” Lundquist said on the show.
Saban is certainly putting together an impressive resume. He has won four national championships with the Crimson Tide since 2009. The Tide are currently the top-ranked team in the nation in their quest to repeat as champs.
But there was praise in the other direction as well, as Saban immediately told Lundquist upon arrival that he appreciated what “Uncle Verne” has brought to the broadcasts for so many years:
Nick Saban on Verne Lundquist: "I tell you what, this guy is a hall of famer in everyone's book for what he's done and how he's done it."
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