Nick Saban Dubbed the Most Powerful Coach in Sports

Michael HicksSenior Analyst IAugust 14, 2008

Do you think Nick Saban has power?

Forbes magazine thinks so: Saban has been named the "most powerful coach in sports" in the Sep. 1 issue of Forbes.

Saban became the first college football coach to be featured on the front of the magazine since it was created in 1917.

The article says Saban's control over the Alabama program, his $32 million eight-year contract, and his influence on the entire University makes him the most powerful coach in sports.

This just goes to show you how much Saban means to the University of Alabama, not just the football program.

The issue hits newsstands Friday morning.