Monthly Archives: December 2013

Saban’s Wins are Expensive!

There is no doubt that Saban has racked up W’s for Alabama. That’s a hard fact. What we here at FNS look to dig deeper into are the facts behind the facts. In a college football atmosphere full of competition, even head coaches need to live up to the standards set by those around them, including in the salary marketplace. Taking a look at the top 10 highest paid coaches in 2013, we can begin to see that Nick’s wins definitely come at a price. Continue reading

The 25 Most Humiliating Defeats of Nick Saban’s Coaching Career (You Won’t Believe What’s #1)

UPDATED JANUARY 7, 2019 (See bottom of post)

Nick Saban has lost a lot of football games in his coaching career, dating back to his graduate assistant days at Kent State. Below, we count down Nick Saban’s 25 most humiliating losses.

(Did we forget a humiliating defeat or is our ranking out of whack? Let us know by posting a comment below!)

#25: Nick Saban Tastes Defeat for First Time

Louisville 34 – Kent State 0
September 16, 1972 · Cardinal Stadium · Louisville, KY

Although only a graduate assistant at the time, Nick Saban was certainly instrumental in this loss. Legend has it that he spilled his Gatorade-flavored wine cooler on head coach Don James’ playcard just prior to kickoff, effectively nullifying the entire week’s game-planning. The result? Not a single point scored by the Golden Flashes on that day. Continue reading