Forbes magazine says Nick Saban of the University of Alabama is the most powerful coach in all of sports.
When he visits a recruit, he says, “I tell them this is a 40-year decision, not a 4-year one.” He stresses the importance of his players’ being successful as people, as students and as athletes. Queen Marvin, the mother of Julio Jones, says: “He came in here and talked about education. That’s what I want for my son. Football won’t always be there.”
I was once in attendance when Coach Saban was a guest speaker at an event back in 1999. It started at 8AM and it was probably the best lecture I have ever heard – and I’ve heard thousands.
The Wall Street Journal has a crazy, but scary story on New York Giants head football coach Tom Coughlin and the FBI with some serious extortion.
Indiana has hired a new assistant coach. IU Hoosiers,com has the piece on the new addition to Tom Crean’s staff.