Former Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban Joins ESPN As Analyst for College GameDay, NFL Draft and SEC Media Days

By Chase Brown on February 7, 2024 at 6:56 pm
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Nick Saban now works for “The Worldwide Leader in Sports.”

On Wednesday, Saban officially became a member of ESPN's College GameDay crew and will be seated next to Rece Davis, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and Pat McAfee on Saturdays during college football season. He will also contribute to ESPN's coverage of the NFL Draft and SEC Media Days.

“ESPN and College GameDay have played such an important role in the growth of college football, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to join their team,” Saban said in an ESPN press release. “I’ll do my best to offer additional insights and perspectives to contribute to College GameDay, the ultimate Saturday tradition for college football fans.”

Across 28 seasons as a college coach, Saban collected a 292-71-1 record and won seven national championships — six at Alabama and one at LSU. He also won 12 conference championships and 19 bowl games, and his teams never finished with a losing record in any given season.

While Saban spent the past 17 seasons with the Crimson Tide, his coaching career also took him to several other destinations: Kent State (1973-76), Syracuse (1977), West Virginia (1978-79), Ohio State (1980-81), Navy (1982), Michigan State (1983-87), the Houston Oilers (1988-89), Toledo (1990), the Cleveland Browns (1991-94), Michigan State (1995-99), LSU (2000-04) and the Miami Dolphins (2005-06).

College GameDay celebrated its 30th year on air in 2023. It finished as the second most-watched season of the show since 2011 and fourth-best all time.

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