A Matter of Perception: Why Many See Nick Saban as a Better Coach Than Les Miles

Posted by Paul on July-18-2009 Add Comments

It is generally accepted that both Saban and Miles are among the best head coaches in the nation.  Each in his own way has proven he can recruit, motivate and develop quality young athletes as well as win football games.  The question arises why, despite Miles' success, Saban is thought by many to be the superior coach?    

First a little background.  Both came on to the national scene at LSU.  Prior to arriving in Baton Rouge both were reasonably successful at what one might consider the second school in their state; Saban at Michigan State and Miles at Oklahoma State.

Ironically, while at Michigan State, Saban lost the 1995 Independence Bowl 45-26 to the man he was to replace, LSU's Ger...

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