I think you meant Mark Dantonio, not Mike D'antoni, the basketball coach. Coach Saban was 9-2 in his final season at MSU; He did not coach MSU in their bowl game because he accepted the LSU job. He won a national title as LSU's head coach in 2003, and he left for the NFL after the 2004 college football season. He coached in the NFL for two seasons 2005-2006 before returning to college football from 2007 to the present. He has won 4 of the last 7 national titles and Coach Meyer has won 3 of the last 10. The point I am trying to make is some coaches start out winning for example Coach Meyer, and some coaches grow as time goes on, and Coach Saban has grown to become the best coach in college football in my opinion. Coach Saban admitted in an interview that "Coach Dantonio has done a far better job than he ever did as MSU's head coach" but that goes back to growing and getting better as time goes on. Coach Dantonio is an outstanding coach no doubt, but it is going to take him a lot longer than 10 years before he wins his first national title if he ever does, and he has proven that he is no match for Coach Saban, He 0-2 against him with a combine score of 87-7. Coach Carroll is another example of a coach getting better as time past. I remember when he was practically run out of New England for mediocrity and afterwards became a legend at USC and returned to the pros and won a super bowl.