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We finally come to the top spot on our list, and it shouldn't surprise anyone that Alabama's Nick Saban shows up as the most intimidating coach in college football today.
Saban is a force of nature. Brian Kelly isn't the only guy with a fiery temper, and Saban can scream with the best of them. But it's not Saban's on-field or in-game antics that land him on this list.
We may very well be in the midst of witnessing the greatest college football coaching performance in history. Saban not only wins games, he wins all of the important, big games, too. In six seasons at Alabama, Saban is 63-13 with three SEC West titles, three conference titles and three national titles.
But it's not just Alabama. Saban was 48-16 at LSU in five seasons with three SEC West championships, two SEC championships, and a national championship.
Even at then-lowly Michigan State he was 34-24-1 before turning Michigan State into a 10-2 team in 1999 that beat Florida in the 2000 Citrus Bowl and finished in the top 10 nationally.
Long after Nick Saban has retired, he'll be mentioned right along side names like Bryant, Royal, Paterno, Schembechler, Hayes and Bowden. But Saban isn't done yet.
He's a legend in his own time, and every opponent that takes the field against Alabama knows it. With so much success in the past, and surely more to come in the future, we can't blame adversaries for being a little overwhelmed by Saban's mere presence on the other side of the field.
And as long as he keeps winning, he'll keep his spot atop any list of intimidating college football coaches.