Alabama coach Nick Saban deserves to be the national Coach Of The Year. Yes, he has a string of top recruiting classes, but it can be argued that this season has been Saban’s best coaching job in Tuscaloosa.
While last year’s Tide team, quarterbacked by A.J. McCarron, was more talented, they lacked the chemistry of this team. It is amazing that the Tide has won another SEC title with what amounts to a backup quarterback in Blake Sims, who is one of the great stories in all of college football. His teammates love Sims and they play hard for him.
Offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin has been a tremendous asset to this team. Kiffin has made Sims and Heisman Trophy finalist Amari Cooper into one of the best tandems in the country. Saban’s gamble on both Sims and Kiffin has paid off in a potential national title. He deserves to be the national coach of the year.
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