LSU vs. Alabama: Nick Saban and College Football's 10 Best Coaches

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LSU vs. Alabama: Nick Saban and College Football's 10 Best Coaches
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When looking at the game between LSU and Alabama Monday night for the national title, not only was Alabama's 21-0 victory a matchup between two elite defenses, but it also put two of the best coaches in the nation up against each other. Nick Saban came out on top this time.

From recruiting, to attitude, to player development, to discipline, a lot can determine the worth of a college football coach, but at the end of the day all a program is looking for is wins and national championships.

With the 2011 season behind us, here is a look at the top 10 coaches in the nation heading into the 2012 season. 

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