November 3, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban walks off the field following a win over the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Alabama defeated LSU, 21-17. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

VIDEO: Lou Holtz Suggests Nick Saban Should Retire

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.


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  • Damon Young

    The headline is very misleading. Fact is, Holtz is right in this case. Now, it’s crazy to say Saban should retire, but he is correct in the fact that the wins aren’t as fun, but the losses are more devastating. Rece even quotes Saban at the end about the fun of building over the constant pressure of maintaining the success.

    • Jimy Crakho

      That’s the case with ANY program that has as much succes as Alabama has over he past 4-5 years. Holt’s wouldn’t really know much about that. He’s a blithering idiot, and comparing his tenure as HC versus Saban’s is asinine.

  • TJ Conwell

    Look, taking career recommendations from Lou Holtz is like asking the checkout clerk at the CVS Pharmacy for their prediction on the potato crop next year. I do see that Lou has himself a nice job providing rambling commentary from the School of John Madden’s Useless Facts though …

  • Matt Roberts

    why is this article even debating lou holtz? the mush mouth needs to keep his mouth close. i would give everything i own to see him kicked in the neck by anderson silva as hard as he possibly can

  • Jeremy Young

    I use to respect Lou Holtz’s and what he said, but anymore he sounds behind the times and just silly! When you have in your possession the collligate football history books and are writing them you don’t just quit! Nick Saban and Alabama have a few more charters to write and when thats finished go out in style like you and the program are!

  • M4Bama

    Only one line of this story has any value. “Suggesting Saban should retire because of the loss is asinine.” Who cares what Lou Holtz thinks?

  • Guest

    I notice that Holtz is still working, although what he says very rarely makes sense… maybe Holtz should retire and Saban can take over his job…

  • LRSmith

    I notice that Holtz is still working as a commentator, although what he says very rarely makes sense… maybe Holtz should retire and Saban can take over his job…