Top takeaways from CFP National Championship Game

7Saban’s the GOAT, but Dabo is building an incredible legacy

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Listen, Monday’s loss doesn’t in any way detract from the legendary legacy that Nick Saban has established at Alabama. Last year, he tied the great Bear Bryant with his sixth national championship victory, and chances are he’ll win at least one more before he’s finished. He’s the GOAT.

But his opponent, Dabo Swinney, is doing everything he can to one day challenge Saban for that title. When he became the head coach midway through the 2008 season, Swinney took over a program that hadn’t posted double-digit wins since the 1990 campaign. After a few years, he built up enough credibility to get things rolling, and it’s been a crazy ride ever since.

Now with two titles under his belt in the last three seasons, the 49-year-old is well on his way to creating the kind of legacy his key rival has already built up.