Saban on cusp of tying Bear Bryant for historic record
Bear Bryant is Alabama Crimson Tide football. The iconic individual is arguably the most decorated collegiate head coach of all time.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) September 14, 2016
While he’s not at Bryant’s level (yet), current Alabama head coach Nick Saban is the Bear Bryant of this generation. During his time in Tuscaloosa, Saban has continued to keep this program atop the totem pole of the college football hierarchy. His continued success on the highest level makes Alabama the unquestioned team of the past decade.
On Saturday, Saban has another opportunity to yet again add more of a glow to his already sparkling resume. The head coach is one win away from tying Bryant for third all-time in wins against AP-ranked opponents. No. 1 Alabama takes on a No. 19 Ole Miss team this upcoming weekend in Oxford.
While this record will inevitable be tied (and broken), Saban is still a ways away from becoming Alabama’s all-time winningest coach. Saban has accrued 102 victories during his time in Tuscaloosa.
Bryant — in 25 years — won 232 games as the head coach of Alabama.