Nick Saban led LSU to the SEC title in 2001. It was the first outright title for LSU in 16 years. In 2003, Saban led LSU to the SEC title, and then to the national championship, defeating Oklahoma for the BCS crown.
In 2007, Saban took over as head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide after a brief stint in the NFL. In 2008, after just one full season on the job, Saban led the Crimson Tide to a 12-0 undefeated regular season, winning the SEC western division. It was UA's first western division title since 1999. Saban is considered a defensive guru employing a versatile 3-4 scheme.
Considered to be one of the best college recruiters in the nation, Saban compiled several top recruiting classes at LSU and has brought in back-to-back No. 1 ranked recruiting classes at the University of Alabama. Saban has compiled a 105-50-1 career coaching record.