We all know Alabama coach Nick Saban’s tenure with the Crimson Tide has been wildly successful, but this might blow your mind.
If Alabama can go to Ole Miss this week and beat the Rebels (something it hasn’t done the past two seasons), Saban will tie Bear Bryant with the most victories among SEC coaches against the top-25. Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden are the he only coaches in the college game with more such wins.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) September 14, 2016
Some people might think it’s not such a big deal, but the reality is that Saban has earned those wins in roughly half the time as Bryant as a head coach. Paterno and Bowden also were head coaches for several decades longer than Saban has been at the college level and he figures to catch them at some point in the next five years, assuming he stays in the college game.