Alabama vs. LSU: 5 Reasons Nick Saban Is Smarter Than Les Miles

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Alabama vs. LSU: 5 Reasons Nick Saban Is Smarter Than Les Miles
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I think Nick Saban is a better football coach than Les Miles, and my reasoning behind it is that Nick Saban is smarter.

Over the past decade they both have brought in waves of 5-star recruits, fielded consistently good teams and won BCS National Championships. One could argue that both have proven themselves to be excellent coaches.

However, even though they have fairly even numbers historically in big games, Nick Saban is the man I would want leading my program if I was an athletic director. Running a major college football team is mentally taxing (as evidenced by Urban Meyer's required sabbatical), and thus the sharpest coach is the best coach.

Here are five reasons that Saban is smarter than Les Miles.

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