NFL Network to feature Nick Saban on 'A Football Life' documentary

Tim Verghese10 days
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NFL Films released a trailer for ‘A Football Life’ documentary on Alabama head coach Nick Saban ahead of the documentary’s premiere on Friday.

Nick Saban, his wife Terry, and Miami Dolphins Hall of Famer Jason Taylor are featured speakers in the trailer.

The trailer shows clips of Saban in his time as defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, speaking with Bill Belichick for HBO’s documentary ‘Belichick & Saban: The Art of Coaching’, his time as head coach at LSU, as head coach for the Miami Dolphins and various clips of Saban in his time at Alabama.

After playing defensive back at Kent State from 1970-1972, Nick Saban began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Kent State from 1973-1974. Over the next nine years, Saban held linebacker and defensive back position coaching titles at Kent State, Syracuse, West Virginia, Ohio State and Navy. From 1983-1987, Saban served as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Michigan State. Saban made the jump to the NFL in 1988, serving as defensive backs coach for the Houston Oilers for two seasons.

Nick Saban landed his first head coaching role in 1990, at Toledo. He left after just one season to become defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns under then-Browns head coach Bill Belichick. After four seasons in Cleveland, Saban returned to the college football ranks to lead Michigan State from 1995-1999. In 2000, Saban was hired as head coach at LSU and led the Tigers to a national championship in 2003. Saban then spent two seasons as head coach for the Miami Dolphins in 2005 and 2006, before being hired at Alabama in 2007.

In his time at Alabama, Nick Saban has won six national championships and seven SEC Championships. Through 15 seasons at Alabama, Saban holds a 167–23 record. Overall, Saban holds a 258–65–1 record as a college head coach.

Saban’s coaching tree features the likes of Jimbo Fisher, Jason Garrett, Pat Shurmur, Will Muschamp, Dan Quinn, Kirby Smart, Mario Cristobal, Billy Napier, Mel Tucker and Steve Sarkisian.

In his 15th season at Alabama, Nick Saban has led the No.1 ranked Crimson Tide to a 2-0 record with wins over No. 14 Miami and Mercer.

Alabama will face off with No. 11 Florida on Saturday to kick off conference play.