Before Nick Saban was the greatest college football coach of all-time, he was a crafty dual-threat quarterback and defensive back from Fairmont, West Virginia, leading the Monongah High School football team to a 1968 West Virginia High School state title
In some rare highlights of young Saban we found on YouTube, the future G.O.A.T. college coach -and a ridiculously good running back who runs like a Saban recruit – shred opponents like Alabama running through the Louisiana-Lafeyette before playing Auburn.
Coach Nick also played defense and laid the wood like he would later continue to do as a safety at Kent State. Would Coach Saban recruit QB Saban? Probably not, but it’s cool to see how the greats got their start and developed their love of the game.
In a presser from this summer, Saban told a fantastic story about a lesson he learned from his high school coach Earl Keener during a last second win that’s still a cornerstone of his coaching philosophy. It’s all about the players, not the plays. Looking at Bama’s roster, that sounds about right.
Nick Saban talks about an early coaching lesson he learned from playing High School Football in West Virginia. #WaybackWednesday #RollTide pic.twitter.com/fY5HO1SlOw
— alabamavault (@alabamavault) July 18, 2018