Former Tide Offensive Lineman Bill Searcey Discusses What Makes Nick Saban Great [Audio]
Bill Searcey, former Tide offensive lineman under the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant, joined Martin Houston inside "The Game" to talk some Bama football, but he also had some comments concerning head coach Nick Saban and how he's become one of the best coaches the game has ever seen.
Houston asked Searcey what makes Saban so good at recruiting, but hand in hand with the notion of recruiting is how a head coach takes those recruits and not only prepares them for what happens on the field, but how they develop as men off the field. Winning is one of the most important responsibilities as a head coach at any program in any sport, but Searcey believes that how Saban develops young men transcends the win/lose dichotomy.
"I think it's probably more impressive than the wins. You and I both know that wins and losses come and go, that one day, football's going to be over, and you've got to live in the real world... I believe in his system, his process, he has those steps he takes those guys through, and winning is just a byproduct of that."
Saban has won four national championships going into his tenth season in Tuscaloosa, winning 105 games during this stint. If what Coach Saban is doing is more impressive than winning, it may be an understatement to consider it just "impressive."
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