Sport All of Nick Saban’s SEC recruiting classes have won at least 1 title

23:55  11 january  2018
23:55  11 january  2018 Source:

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FACT: every Nick Saban SEC recruiting class has won at least 1 national championship. 'Swag champ' Nick Young is so happy to win his first title with the Warriors.

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With Alabama's stunning 26-23 overtime win against Georgia in the national championship game Monday, Nick Saban separated himself even more from his peers.

It was the Crimson Tide's fifth title under Saban and his sixth overall, tying Bear Bryant for the most in the poll era. He also remains undefeated at 12-0 against former assistant coaches by beating Kirby Smart's Bulldogs.

But one of the most impressive stats is that now all of Saban's SEC recruiting classes have won at least one national championship at some point. (However, one year it was not while he was the coach.)

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The Crimson Tide had to dig deeper than usual to beat Georgia and win Nick Saban ' s record-tying sixth national title . Alabama's next six recruiting classes also ranked No. 1 in the nation, and the Tide won four SEC titles and three national titles during that span.

Official account for the SEC ESPN Network. LEGALESE: If you send us a tweet, you consent to letting ESPN and the SEC use & showcase it in any media. Miles was in his 3rd season as head coach of LSU in ‘07, although most of the main contributors on that team were Saban ’ s recruits , gotta at least

Prior to the national championship game, many people thought Smart might have an advantage coaching against Saban because the pair only stopped working together in 2015. However, Smart pointed out that how Saban works during games is not where he bests everyone else.

Smart explained:

"You know, his tendencies and his strengths are recruiting really good players that are really big and really fast, and then you have to block them, okay, or you have to be able to run the ball against them or you have to be able to defend the wide-outs and the corner…"

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That was the first time former Alabama recruiting coordinator Curt Cignetti saw his boss, Nick Saban , the Saban ’ s first full recruiting cycle in 2008 resulted in a class that included Mark Ingram, Julio Winning character, fortitude to respond to instruction from an extraordinarily demanding coaching

Nick Saban seemed thrilled with Alabama' s latest star-studded recruiting class . Recruiting . High School Sports. SEC . More Alabama Colleges. open. "We wanted to recruit at least one corner, maybe two. It just worked out that it didn't happen that way for us."

If Saban was already a stellar recruiter, being able to point to this incredible stat would make it difficult for any prospect to turn his program down.

Here is a look back at some of Saban's championship winning teams.


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