Articles matching tag: Nick Saban

  1. Column: In College Football The Right Coach MattersDecember 8, 2016

    This is the time of year when college football games really matter. Many teams played their top rivals two weeks ago and conference championship games were held on Saturday, with the results determining the composition for the College Football Playoff. It’s also the most important time of the season for coaches, where game results seal their future. A number of coaches were on the hot seat even before the season began and to no one’s surprise, changes on the coaching carousel have already been made. Early in the season Les Miles was fired after 11-plus seasons at LSU. Miles led the Tigers to a 114-34 record, compiling more wins than any other program in the SEC during his tenure in Baton Rouge. But sometimes familiarity breeds dissatisfaction, especially when the bar has been set unreasonably high.