Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is at a point in his career where winning football games is expected. A loss comes with shock and complete disappointment with everyone surrounding the program. In short, football has lost it’s fun for Saban and the Crimson Tide.
During halftime of the Mississippi State Bulldogs – LSU Tigers showdown on Saturday night, ESPN college football analyst Lou Holtz suggested that perhaps it is time for Nick Saban to retire.
Holtz acknowledged that the game may have passed Saban by and compares the situation to his own when he realized he had nothing left to give the game. Holtz said that Saban is at a point where losing is a disappointment and winning is a relief. Here are Holtz’s comments from ESPN:
One loss shouldn’t change what Saban has done for the Alabama program. Saban is a great college football coach and one magical performance from Johnny Football and the Texas A&M Aggies should not force the ball coach into retirement.
Suggesting Saban should retire because of the loss is asinine. If the team moves on from Saban because of the latest loss, there are dark times ahead for the Crimson Tide team. There aren’t many better coaching candidates in the nation than Saban so Alabama would be wise to stick with what they have.