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Being an Analyst for Nick Saban Is the Best Stepping Stone in College Football

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From elite recruiting to outstanding development to excellent in-game decisions, Nick Saban has developed a powerhouse at Alabama for many reasons. One contributing factor, though, is the wise voices constantly in the room.

More specifically, the voices that normally aren't available.

Saban has added another such person for 2020, hiring former Louisville, Texas and South Florida head coach Charlie Strong as a defensive analyst. Strong had frustrating stints with the Longhorns and Bulls, but his knowledge will be a valuable asset to the Tide. He passed up "several opportunities to join [other] SEC staffs," per ESPN's Chris Low.