Skip Bayless has been known to go on some ridiculous rants over the years. And on Wednesday, he made another strong unusual claim.

According to Bayless, Nick Saban is not that good of a football coach, and not as good as Jim Harbaugh.

“I do agree that Nick Saban is overrated as a football coach,” Bayless said on “UNDISPUTED” on Fox Sports 1 on Wednesday. “I still don’t believe that he’s the overall football coach that Jim Harbaugh is, even though I cannot defend Jim Harbaugh’s results so far at Michigan, but allow me to detail this. If I was able to coach Alabama and you gave me these recruiting classes from 2011 to 2017, second in the country then one, one, one, one, second and one, so five out of seven years I’d have the best recruiting class and twice I have the second best, I just think I could win one national championship with all that talent.

“Because you’re stockpiled three deep at every position with blue chips. Every position. So we look at Nick Saban as a football coach, and I’m going to remind you — he did try pro football once, and it lasted two years. And it was pretty close to a disaster. He did go 9-7 the first year but they missed the playoffs in Miami, then he went 6-10 the next year and he was gone. Just to play him off Jim Harbaugh, Jim Harbaugh did turn around San Diego, then he turned around Stanford, and everybody thought he was going to turn around Michigan.”


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Bayless went on to praise Harbaugh’s time as coach of the San Francisco 49ers, who he led to a Super Bowl appearance. The FS1 host then circled back around to wrap up his statements about Saban.

“Nick Saban has had an embarrassment of riches at Alabama,” Bayless said. “If you want to talk about best recruiter, I will give you that. But best overall coach, don’t get me started on the eight 40-plus-point games his defenses have given up over the years at Alabama.”

To see the full segment from Wednesday’s show, watch below: