Nick Saban is currently in the midst of yet another successful campaign. As has been the case frequently over the past decade, he has quietly rebuilt the Crimson Tide on both sides of the ball and has them in strong position to compete for a National Championship.
Given his reign of dominance, many have taken to wondering when the 69-year-old will decide that enough is enough and finally call it quits.
This week, ESPN college football insider Chris Low attempted to answer that very question.
“I don’t know how long Nick Saban is gonna keep coaching, but I’d wager it’s closer to 8 or 9 years than it is to 1 or 2,” Low said.
“… Having a taste of that, and not being a part of (the game), he doesn’t want that to happen again. He’s probably going to coach a lot longer than people think he will.”
This past Saturday Saban missed just the second game of his college coaching tenure. He was forced to sit out after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week, sidelining him from the 2020 Iron Bowl against Auburn.
Despite Saban’s absence, the Crimson Tide rolled to an easy 42-13 victory and remained No. 1 in the AP Poll.