Pinkel and Saban Go Way Back

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Pinkel and Saban Go Way Back
Dak Dillon-US PRESSWIRE

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. • When Mizzou plays host to top-ranked Alabama on Saturday at Faurot Field, the game will be just the fourth between the schools and represent a meeting that might never have taken place if not for a gesture made by Alabama coach Nick Saban 22 years ago. When Saban left Toledo for a job with the Cleveland Browns after the 1990 season after one year as a head coach there, he said Wednesday, the Toledo administration appealed to him for advice.

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