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Saban has also won 3 BCS titles at Alabama, making us the only school to have 3 since the inception of the BCS. He also took LSU from mediocrity all the way to winning a title, so that's 4 in total for himself. Just sayin'.
and what hes done is outstanding but what harbaugh did at stanford is extremely impressive as well. he took them from the cellar to competing in BCS games and laid the groundwork for a strong run. kids actually want to go there now
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I'd call it a wash TBH.
This thread is ridiculous. How are you supposed to compare the two coaches? Championships? Win-Loss record? Or is it just an opinion because you know exactly how much coaching knowledge JH has compared to NS?
How many times did Saban have the dolphins in the playoffs?
Maybe if they'd let him draft Drew Brees...
Way too many variables. Would Saban have any rings if he was at Stanford? Would Harbaugh have a ring if he was at Bama instead of Stanford? It is an interesting debate but way too many variables for any logical conclusion. Bottom line is they are both great coaches and 100+ colleges would be lucky to have either one.
Scored 4 touchdowns...in a single game. Polk High!
Harbaugh is a QB guru. Saban can coach the fvck out of a defense. They can both recruit. Players love Harbaugh. Players fear Saban. Harbaugh has been a monster every place he has coached, including the NFL. Saban has not been a monster everywhere he has coached but he has the rings. Harbaugh played the game. Saban did not. Harbaugh is 6'3. Saban is 5'6.
without question. I don't really see how anyone could doubt this. Turning Stanford into a national power is a much bigger job than building Bama back up.
Put Harbaugh at a comparable place, say USC, and he wins everything, every year.
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
Harbaugh > Carroll > Saban
But,but,but,but..............Saban didn't have Drew Brees therefore couldn't be a successful coach lol what a copout
Solid troll from a butthurt Domer
If so, just think of the type of beating he would put on Brian Kelly in a one game take all match. Would be be brutal IMO.
He had the best player to fit his system (Luck), an elite offensive line to block in his system, 2 NFL caliber rbs in his system, amongst other things.
He didn't win 1. Not saying he isn't great, but he wasn't gonna get a better player than Luck at any other program.
He recruited talent. But he took over a 1 win team and turned them into a national title contender in a very short time. Saban would not have been able to do the same (was not nearly as successful at Michigan St as a data point). Then obviously Harbaugh's success at the highest level, where Saban was just a run of the mill guy in the NFL. Saban is obviously a great fit at Bama, but Harbaugh is without a doubt the better football coach. Harbaugh is the best football coach on the planet.
Give Harbaugh a month and he'd turn Driskel into Luck.
How is he better than Bill B?
Or even Sean Payton?
3 rings as a HC > 0 rings as a HC
This is easy, not even debatable
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Just five yards short.... Poor Uga
Always the bridesmaid
Until Harbaugh win's a couple of SBs there is no question CNS is the better hc.
if you are debating past accomplishments, then sure.
In that case I am sure you would prefer Larry Coker to be Bama's head coach over Jim Harbaugh as well.
So Luck is overrated? Colts won 11 gms this yr with a backup coach.
Saban was not good enough to even win a playoff game in the NFL.
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