Since Bill C’s Alabama preview dropped today and wonders — albeit playfully — just how much longer Nick Saban has at Alabama. With that desperate calculus in mind, let’s run a quick visual experiment.
Nick Saban is sixty-six years old right now. Without getting too morbid about it, assume this much: The continuation of Alabama’s current dynasty rests in large part on Nick Saban being there, alive, upright, and effective at his job. As legendary Texas coach Darrell Royal famously said: “You can’t coach football if you’re dead, though it might improve the team’s performance.”*
*Darrell Royal didn’t say that, but if someone said Royal said that, we’d have to believe them because Darrell Royal is the author of every unsourced football quote ever.