Colin Cowherd claims Jim Harbaugh is a 'better coach' than Nick Saban
You might want to sit down for this one, Alabama fans.
During Friday’s edition of “The Herd” radio show, Colin Cowherd delivered what might be the hottest take of his career when he called Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh a better coach than Nick Saban. Yes, the same Nick Saban who has six national championships to his name, five since 2009.
You can watch Cowherd explain his reasoning in the tweet below.
Jim Harbaugh is a more impressive coach than Nick Saban pic.twitter.com/W0cKzUFasP
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 2, 2018
For those of you too enraged to hit “play,” Cowherd’s argument essentially boils down to this — Harbaugh has been successful in all four of his coaching stops.
He went 29-6 with FCS San Diego before going 29-21 at the helm of a downtrodden Stanford program and guiding the San Francisco 49ers to a 44-19-1 record along with a Super Bowl appearance. Harbaugh has also compiled a 35-12 record at Michigan, and his fourth Wolverines team is currently 7-1 and No. 5 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.
Saban, meanwhile, has a 226-62-1 lifetime coaching record in the college ranks. Oh, and those six national titles, too.
Yet Cowherd contended that, based on winning percentages, there were better coaches than Saban at both Michigan State (Mark Dantonio) and LSU (Les Miles). Adding to his argument is the fact that Harbaugh formed the 49ers into a contender, while Saban went 15-17 with the Miami Dolphins.
“Harbaugh is at a school, Michigan, which is a top academic school in a region of the country that doesn’t have nearly the players in high school,” Cowherd said. “Harbaugh is better than Nick Saban as a coach. I just said it; I’ll say it again. He’s got a more impressive resume.”
A resume that doesn’t include a single national championship.