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Nick Saban vs Bear Bryant Comparison

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Nick Saban vs Bear Bryant Comparison

Head-to-head comparison of former college football coach Bear Bryant and Nick Saban that includes wins, championships, and awards. Go to our Player Comparison page to check out other comparisons. Saban’s NFL games are not included in this comparison.

Teams

Nick Saban – 4 (Toledo, Michigan State, LSU, Alabama)
Bear Bryant – 4 (Maryland, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Alabama)

Years Coaching

Nick Saban – 1990, 1995-2004, 2007-Present (20 Seasons)
Bear Bryant – 1945-1982 (38 Seasons)

Record

Nick Saban – 179–60–1
Bear Bryant – 323-85-17

Bowl Record

Nick Saban – 8-8
Bear Bryant – 15–12–2

Championships

Nick Saban – 4 (2003, 2009, 2011–2012)
Bear Bryant – 7 (1950, 1961, 1964–1965, 1973, 1978–1979)

Conference Championships

Nick Saban – 6 (1990, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2012, 2014)
Bear Bryant – 15 (1950, 1956, 1961, 1964–1966, 1971–1975, 1977–1979, 1981)

Conference Coach of the Year Awards

Nick Saban – 3 (2003, 2008–2009)
Bear Bryant – 12 (1950, 1959, 1961, 1964–1965, 1971, 1973–1974, 1977–1979, 1981)

AP or AFCA Coach of the Year Awards

Nick Saban – 2 (2003, 2008)
Bear Bryant – 3 (1961, 1971, 1973)

Who do you think is/was the better coach?

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