In recent years, it has been hard to argue the dominance of the football program at the University of Alabama. The Crimson Tide are consistently contenders for the national championship each season. At the center of the whole operation is head coach Nick Saban.
Saban’s success should not be a surprise to anyone. He consistently recruits many of the top players from around the country. Saban then coaches and molds these players, creating one of the best college football teams year after year. One example is the 2011 Crimson Tide whose defense was arguably one of the greatest in the history of college football.
At the end of last season, in which Alabama was defeated by the University of Oklahoma Sooners, rumors spread that the University of Texas offered Saban the reigns to the Longhorn football team. The deal was said to be worth more than $100 million.
Fortunately for Crimson Tide fans, Saban signed a multi-year extension last December, so he is not going anywhere.
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Texas is historically one of the best teams in college football. Yet, the last few seasons were not what Longhorn fans expected. The last time the Longhorns were the Big 12 Conference Champions occurred in 2009. That season, Texas went on to lose to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game.
The win over Texas gave Saban his first national championship victory with the Crimson Tide.
Obviously, the University of Texas wanted Saban to rebuild the football team into the successful program that was once a national contender. Saban has already won four national championships. If he wins another, Saban will have five national championship victories from coaching Louisiana State University and Alabama. His four with Alabama equaling the total number of championships won by Texas.
After Alabama missed out on playing in the BCS National Championship last season, due to a loss to Auburn University in their final game, Saban will be extremely motivated to get his team back to the top of college football. Neither Texas nor any other team will be able to hire him away from Alabama because his goals solely focus on winning, yet again, a championship with the Crimson Tide.