Nick Saban says he's 'got 10 more years' in coaching
Nick Saban has been coaching for quite some time.
This year marks his 44th year in a coaching role. His start was at Kent State as a graduate assistant in 1977, before his first head coaching role at Toledo in 1989. His also spent time in the B1G, as the head coach of Michigan State from 1995 to 1999.
At the SEC teleconference on Wednesday, Saban was asked about another coach that shared the name Saban back in the day who was offered a coaching job at the age of 80 years old. They were referring to Lou Saban, who is related to Nick Saban in name only.
Here’s how Nick Saban responded.
Question to Nick Saban on the SEC teleconference: “When you were at LSU, Lou Saban got a job when he was 80 years old, he was still coaching. I remember you saying at the time that you didn’t think you could coach that long.”
A laughing Nick Saban: “I’ve got 10 more years, man.”
— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) October 27, 2021
Nick is 69 years old, so he would need to keep coaching for at least 10 more years to catch up to Lou.