Latest Nick Saban News

Kirk Ferentz still committed to Iowa after watching friends Bill Belichick, Nick Saban move on

Jul. 24, 2024 18:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz watched two of his best coaching friends, Bill Belichick and Nick Saban, leave football after last season. So, naturally, college football’s longest-tenured coach smiles and nods as he reflects on his own potential exit. ...

Alabama names Bryant-Denny Stadium field after Nick Saban

Jul. 19, 2024 13:20 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama football teams will soon be playing on Saban Field. University trustees approved a resolution naming the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium after former coach Nick Saban on Friday. Saban, who now works for ESPN and holds an office at the stadium, retired...

Nick Saban is back at SEC Media Days, 6 months after retiring and asking the questions now

Jul. 17, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Nick Saban is at SEC Media Days again, six months after retiring as Alabama coach. This time he's asking the questions as part of ESPN's SEC Network coverage of the four-day event. “I’m still a coach at heart. So I want to ask the coaches questions...

Ole Miss enters 2024 trying to ignore the hype as LSU looks to defy expectations again

Jul. 15, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Lane Kiffin learned a lot from former Alabama coach Nick Saban — especially about the dangers of preseason praise and high expectations being placed upon a team by fans and media. “In respect to Coach Saban, this is really, as he said, this is a rat-poison...

Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Aaron Donald and Manti Te'o debut on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Jun. 03, 2024 11:39 AM EDT

Nick Saban and Urban Meyer are up for election to the College Football Hall of Fame for the first time. The ballot for the Hall of Fame class to be announced in January was released by the National Football Foundation on Monday. It includes 77 players and nine coaches from the...

Tagovailoa misses Dolphins' OTA day to attend Saban's charity golf tournament

May. 21, 2024 14:23 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa was not with the Miami Dolphins for Tuesday's organized team activities, evidently for a very good reason. He was at a charity golf tournament in Alabama hosted by now-retired Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban, his college coach — an absence...

College football portal classes: Ole Miss all in, Ohio State shops high end. Prime restocks again

May. 13, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

With the spring transfer portal window closed, a look at six college football teams that cleaned up in various ways. Mississippi In terms of quantity and quality, Ole Miss killed it. In a Nick Saban-less Southeastern Conference, the Rebels might be the best non-Georgia...

Pac-12 football programs go through one last spring before heading in different directions

Apr. 26, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

Football programs across the Pac-12 have spent the spring practicing and scrimmaging, laying the groundwork for the 2024 season. The difference between this and previous springs is the teams will go in different directions once fall camp rolls around. Southern...

Starting QBs return for SEC's top 4 from last season as other teams turn to backups, transfers

Apr. 26, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

All four of the Southeastern Conference's top 10 teams in last season's final AP Top 25 return established starting quarterbacks. Beyond that top group, there is plenty of competition and new starters, either via the transfer portal or with backups moving into the top job. ...