Could Alabama football coach Nick Saban have the same success if he coached for one of these perennial losers? You better believe he’d turn them into winners.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban has been a beacon of greatness that showcases college football’s best—winning so much during his time with the Crimson Tide it would make DJ Khaled, Ludacris, Rick Ross and T-Pain proud.
In his time with Alabama, he’s compiled a career that has him as one of the two greatest college football coaches of all time. A fitting conversation, since he sits tied with former Alabama coach Bear Bryant for most national championships all-time, and has done it in an age where college football has not only been a fanfare—but a national craze.
With a career record of 243-65-1 as a head coach, winning hasn’t just been a tradition for Saban at Alabama though. He won a national championship at LSU for the first of his six national titles as a head coach before his two-year stint with the Miami Dolphins before taking the Alabama football job.
Retirement doesn’t appear to be at the forefront of Saban’s mind, and leaving Alabama is nowhere near a distinct possibility.
But for fun, considering Saban’s track record for building winners and restoring once-proud traditions at other, if Saban did want to take on a new challenge, these are five perennial losers who could be turned into champions under Saban’s watch.