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Does Saban Know What He's Doing?

A few decades ago, when Alabama and Auburn fans could be friends and could have cordial conversations, an insider in the Auburn program confessed that there was a little jealously of the Alabama program. It seemed to him (and presumably to others of his persuasion) that Crimson Tide Coach Paul Bryant was able to lose assistant coaches, hire new ones from anywhere, and never miss a step.

As has been pointed out, there are quite a few similarities in legendary Alabama Coach Paul Bryant and current Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban. Most intriguing is that Bryant was considered the best of his time (and perhaps of all time) and that Saban is unquestionably considered the best today (and will go down in college football history in that small group of the greatest that includes Bryant...

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