Never satisfied: Despite winning 7th national title, Nick Saban says two championship losses still haunt him
Nick Saban must be a load of fun at parties.
Moments after winning the national championship, the Alabama head coach lamented about the two national titles he’s lost (2016, 2018) during his time at Alabama. This literally was taking place with his players mobbing each other and celebrating on the field, just yards away.
“The two that haunt me are the two that we lost” – Nick Saban, moments after winning his seventh national title. pic.twitter.com/bd2bWV44H4
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No. 1 Alabama rolled No. 3 Ohio State 52-24 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff Championship but all Saban wanted to talk about were the losses in the College Football Playoffs in years past.
“You’ve heard me say it before, I don’t care how much you win, you still hate to lose,” Saban told ESPN.
“You can talk about the seven that we’ve won but that two that haunt me are the two that we lost. Don’t me ask why it was that way, I have a lot of pride in performance and try to do the best I possibly can.”
Saban has won a total of seven national championships, one in 2003 with LSU and the remaining six at Alabama. Since 2008, Saban’s teams have not finished outside the top 10.
Saban spent five years at Michigan State as their head coach beginning in 1995 where he compiled a 34-24-1 record before moving to LSU.