5 perennial losers Nick Saban could turn into champions

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UCLA football is 7-17 the last two seasons under current head coach Chip Kelly.

That is inexcusable after the program paid big money to lure Kelly back to the college game after flaming out in the NFL and working with ESPN. The Bruins have 17 conference titles in their history, with 41 consensus All-Americans and have lost more bowl games than they’ve won.

They could use Saban.

The Pac-12 could use Saban. It’s not just UCLA that needs the cache Saban would deliver. You wanna bet a deal between the Pac-12 Network and DirecTV gets worked out if Saban is in the conference? It’ll be a done deal. The conference that is an afterthought in the Group of 5 and a pretender when it comes to playoff contenders, Saban is the shot in the arm that benefits UCLA but all other member schools by association.

UCLA could pay Saban whatever he demanded and they can sell him as being football’s counterpart to John Wooden.

Saban would be able to recruit the state’s top recruits, which is always among the most fertile recruiting hotbeds in the country. Plus, Saban will still have his pipeline to the southeast to turn UCLA from perennial disappointment to perennial playoff contender.