ESPN’s Paul Finebaum was one of the first to compare Alabama’s Nick Saban to the legendary Bear Bryant this week. Saban’s quarterback is the latest.
Crimson Tide senior Jake Coker likened his head coach to the all-time great during Saturday morning’s College Football Playoff Media Day session.
“I know the legend of Bear Bryant… when he’s (Saban) done I feel like it’s going to be the same,” Coker said, per SEC Network.
Saban owns a 190-60-1 overall record and owns three national titles at Alabama (2009, 2011, 2012), plus a fourth at LSU (2003). Another championship would give him five in the last 11 years as a college coach. Bryant won seven — six with the Crimson Tide and one at Kentucky — but he did so over almost three decades (1950-1979).
Clemson and Alabama square off for the College Football Playoff championship on Monday night in Glendale, Ariz. (8 p.m. ET, ESPN).
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