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Nick Saban

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Nicholas Lou Saban, Jr.

Born: October 31, 1951 in Fairmont, WV
College: Kent St.   (school history)

College Coaching Record

Coaching Results

Challenges
Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Num Won Notes
2005 54 Miami Dolphins NFL 16 9 7 0 .563 2 7 3
2006 55 Miami Dolphins NFL 16 6 10 0 .375 4 5 1
2 yrs 32 15 17 0 .469 0 0 0 3.0 12 4

Games over .500: -2
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 0

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
1991 CLE 28 20 3 16 19 19 16 1 22 24 15 23 1 12 9 10 2 13 18 14 11 15 21 15 22 7 19 15 19 18 10
1992 CLE 28 16 10 13 15 18 20 7 12 19 23 26 8 28 17 12 10 5 14 10 12 11 7 2 5 2 17 19 24 26 16
1993 CLE 28 18 25 16 17 20 15 25 20 17 21 12 21 23 19 5 18 12 12 17 24 14 12 10 8 25 20 13 16 19 6
1994 CLE 28 4 20 3 13 16 11 23 13 14 11 16 19 19 19 13 24 12 7 1 13 21 13 5 11 11 25 7 2 10 3
2005 MIA 32 14 14 17 18 14 16 20 17 12 17 8 21 10 16 11 17 18 18 15 7 22 17 11 7 3 24 20 24 23 6
2006 MIA 32 24 13 19 12 20 29 11 29 22 28 13 2 4 13 25 23 28 4 5 18 20 8 2 5 2 7 5 20 31 8
2 yrs %tile 44 61 47 56 50 33 55 31 50 33 70 67 81 58 47 41 31 69 72 64 38 64 83 84 95 55 64 34 19 81

Full Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1973 22 College Kent State Graduate Assistant
1974 23 College Kent State Graduate Assistant
1975 24 College Kent State Linebackers
1976 25 College Kent State Linebackers
1977 26 College Syracuse Outside Linebackers
1978 27 College West Virginia Secondary
1979 28 College West Virginia Secondary
1980 29 College Ohio State Secondary
1981 30 College Ohio State Secondary
1982 31 College Navy Secondary
1983 32 College Michigan State Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
1984 33 College Michigan State Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
1985 34 College Michigan State Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
1986 35 College Michigan State Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
1987 36 College Michigan State Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
1988 37 NFL Houston Oilers Secondary
1989 38 NFL Houston Oilers Secondary
1990 39 College Toledo Head Coach
1991 40 NFL Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator
1992 41 NFL Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator
1993 42 NFL Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator
1994 43 NFL Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator
1995 44 College Michigan State Head Coach
1996 45 College Michigan State Head Coach
1997 46 College Michigan State Head Coach
1998 47 College Michigan State Head Coach
1999 48 College Michigan State Head Coach
2000 49 College LSU Head Coach
2001 50 College LSU Head Coach
2002 51 College LSU Head Coach
2003 52 College LSU Head Coach
2004 53 College LSU Head Coach
2005 54 NFL Miami Dolphins Head Coach
2006 55 NFL Miami Dolphins Head Coach
2007 56 College Alabama Head Coach
2008 57 College Alabama Head Coach
2009 58 College Alabama Head Coach
2010 59 College Alabama Head Coach
2011 60 College Alabama Head Coach
2012 61 College Alabama Head Coach
2013 62 College Alabama Head Coach

Challenges

Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2005-09-25 2 9 2-9 CAR 42 O Gus Frerotte pass complete to Chris Chambers for 41 yards (tackle by Chris Gamble).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Gus Frerotte pass complete to Chris Chambers for 42 yards, touchdown
2005-09-25 2 4 2-4 CAR 21 U Gus Frerotte pass incomplete intended for Chris Chambers is intercepted by Chris Gamble at CAR-0.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2005-10-09 2 9 2-9 MIA 47 O Gus Frerotte pass incomplete intended for Lorenzo Diamond is intercepted by Lawyer Milloy at MIA-44.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Gus Frerotte pass incomplete intended for Lorenzo Diamond (defended by Lawyer Milloy)
2005-10-16 4 1 4-1 TAM 5 U Ricky Williams up the middle for no gain (tackle by Greg Spires).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2005-11-27 3 7 3-7 MIA 33 U Ronnie Brown up the middle for 14 yards (tackle by Stuart Schweigert). Ronnie Brown fumbles (forced by Stuart Schweigert), recovered by Stuart Schweigert at OAK-48 (tackle by Ronnie Brown). Penalty on Seth McKinney: Offensive Holding (Declined).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2005-12-11 3 1 3-1 SDG 1 U Ronnie Brown up the middle for -1 yards. Ronnie Brown fumbles, recovered by Clinton Hart at SDG-2 (tackle by Lorenzo Diamond).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2005-12-11 3 17 3-17 SDG 8 O Drew Brees pass complete to Eric Parker for 17 yards (tackle by Lance Schulters).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Drew Brees pass complete to Eric Parker for 16 yards (tackle by Lance Schulters)
2005Challenges: 7 Overturned: 3 Upheld: 4
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2006-09-17 2 7 2-7 MIA 49 O Daunte Culpepper pass complete short middle to Wes Welker for 7 yards (tackle by London Fletcher). Wes Welker fumbles (forced by London Fletcher), recovered by Ko Simpson at BUF-43.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Daunte Culpepper pass complete short middle to Wes Welker for 6 yards
2006-10-08 1 10 1-10 MIA 37 U Ronnie Brown right end for no gain (tackle by Rodney Harrison). Ronnie Brown fumbles (forced by Rodney Harrison), recovered by Tedy Bruschi at MIA-37 (tackle by Ronnie Brown).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2006-10-15 4 1 4-1 NYJ 29 U Ronnie Brown right guard for no gain (tackle by Jonathan Vilma and Erik Coleman).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2006-11-05 3 5 3-5 CHI 46 U Joey Harrington pass incomplete short middle intended for Wes Welker.
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2006-12-25 1 10 1-10 NYJ 19 U Chad Pennington pass complete deep right to Justin McCareins for 42 yards (tackle by Yeremiah Bell).
MIA challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2006Challenges: 5 Overturned: 1 Upheld: 4
TotalChallenges: 12 Overturned: 4 Upheld: 8

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Bill Belichick Defensive Coordinator
Jerry Glanville Secondary