5 perennial losers Nick Saban could turn into champions

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2. Miami

Though we all know about Saban’s last time in Miami, when he took the Dolphins to a 15-17 run during his tenure from 2005-2006, Saban would be easily embraced more in Miami if he did for Miami what he did for Alabama.

Miami has been on a slow decline with brief moments of success since they were the top program at the turn of the century. But since, they are a team synonymous with mediocrity and lowered expectations.

Sounds like what Alabama football used to be before Saban came back to restore order in Tuscaloosa, right?

Coach Manny Diaz finished his first season with a 6-7 record, going 4-4 in the ACC despite a considerable amount of momentum. If they want to go back to being the feared program that famously boasts five national titles, along with nine conference titles and 35 consensus All-Americans, it’s time to call in the big dogs.

It doesn’t get any bigger than Saban.

Reviving this Miami team may even be one of the easier challenges on this list. With the ability to recruit the state of Florida combined with the already-present recruiting capabilities of Saban, Miami could be adding to their trophy case in short order.