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Anonymous coach: 'Cheating’ Saban is most overrated coach

For The Win logo For The Win 8/20/2018 Andrew Joseph


Alabama head coach Nick Saban is coming off his sixth national championship, which pretty much makes him an objectively great college football coach.

Well, one rival isn't impressed.

In a recent "Candid Coaches" installment from CBS Sports, one coach voted for Saban as the sport's most overrated coach. He also threw accusations of cheating at the Alabama coach.

Via CBS Sports:

"If you had the No. 1 recruiting class in the country every year [you'd win like Nick Saban]. He shows up at every single game with a better roster than the teams he 's playing. … If you count cheating and getting the best players in the country as part of running a program, he's the best in the country. It's like saying an NFL coach is the best coach in the league if he gets 25 first-round picks every year."

Obviously, it's tough to take the accusations of cheating seriously when the coach doesn't put his name to the comments. Alabama had brought in the top-rated 247Sports recruiting classes from 2011 to 2017. Georgia broke that trend in 2018 and currently has the top class for 2019.

CBS polled 20 percent of active FBS coaches. Willie Taggart and James Franklin received the most votes for overrated.


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