Though Alabama fans won’t want to hear it, eventually, Nick Saban is going to retire.

At age 65, and with five national championships to his credit, there’s not much more left for him to accomplish in the coaching ranks.

When Saban does decide to call it quits, hiring another elite coach is going to be crucial for the Crimson Tide so they can sustain their incredible level of success.

The speculation on who will replace Saban has already started, and on Wednesday, former Alabama OL Alphonse Taylor caused quite a stir on Twitter when he suggested that Clemson coach Dabo Swinney would be the one to replace the legend:

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Taylor went on to provide a top-five list, where it is important to note that he’s not talking about LSU coach Ed Orgeron when he lists “Ed” at No. 5, but instead a “behind the scenes” guy currently at Alabama:

Swinney, whose Clemson Tigers defeated Alabama in last year’s title game, has a history with Alabama, having played for the school from 1990-1992. He also served as an assistant for the Tide from 1993-2000.

No one will ever truly replace Saban, but if Swinney is indeed his eventual replacement, it will be a fantastic hire for Alabama.