Poll: How many more National Championships for Saban?

How many more National Championships for Saban?

  • None

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • One

    Votes: 18 15.9%
  • Two

    Votes: 68 60.2%
  • 3 or more

    Votes: 27 23.9%

  • Total voters
    113
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PA Tide Fan

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Since questions like this seem to appear every time Saban wins another championship I decided to have a poll again. While many pundits think he's near the end of winning championships I think he could still coach and win for quite a while since he seems in good health and doesn't appear to have any big desire other than continue coaching.
 
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selmaborntidefan

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Odds are we can count out 2021 simply because it's VERY difficult to repeat (remember - nobody has done this since we went to the playoff because sometimes the game you draw early can affect the next game....and the fact these are "we're invincible" 20-year olds).

I'm not saying it's IMPOSSIBLE, I'm saying don't expect it. HOPE for it, yes.

But I think Saban has at most 4-5 years left so I doubt it's more than two.

I'd love to be wrong, though.
 

Con

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I am going with two for the same reasons as @B1GTide. He could reach three if he is motivated and has lady luck on his side to make it to a nice even ten national titles by his name. I just think he may run out of time for that.
 

crimsonaudio

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I voted 'three or more' as I believe he'll coach for a number of years yet. Not just wishful thinking on my part as I know people like Saban - motivated, driven people who simply cannot 'sit around and enjoy life.' Retirement is not a thing for people like him. He'll continue to coach until he thinks he cannot uphold his own standard anymore, and I think he can do that for 5-10 more years, health issues notwithstanding...
 

BamaPacacola

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Odds are we can count out 2021 simply because it's VERY difficult to repeat (remember - nobody has done this since we went to the playoff because sometimes the game you draw early can affect the next game....and the fact these are "we're invincible" 20-year olds).

I'm not saying it's IMPOSSIBLE, I'm saying don't expect it. HOPE for it, yes.

But I think Saban has at most 4-5 years left so I doubt it's more than two.

I'd love to be wrong, though.
I agree. Though, I think we have a great shot of doing it.


We should have repeated in 2016 at least. We've been close twice.
 
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Windsortide

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I picked at least 3 if he can hang on 6 or more years and keeps winning chips at his current pace that is what he is trending to.
 

81usaf92

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Odds are we can count out 2021 simply because it's VERY difficult to repeat (remember - nobody has done this since we went to the playoff because sometimes the game you draw early can affect the next game....and the fact these are "we're invincible" 20-year olds).

I'm not saying it's IMPOSSIBLE, I'm saying don't expect it. HOPE for it, yes.

But I think Saban has at most 4-5 years left so I doubt it's more than two.

I'd love to be wrong, though.
IDK. 2021 is going to probably be a lot better team than what many believe, and looking around the SEC I really only see one clear challenger and that is Georgia. You are really going to have to bet on Georgia to stop us from getting to the playoffs.

Outside the SEC, Oklahoma might be the best team coming back. North Carolina has the most talent coming back but can they get out of the ACC is the biggest question.

So really the biggest threats against a repeat right now stand to be Georgia and Oklahoma. Two teams with massive issues of sealing the deal. Sure someone could come out of nowhere and mess the whole thing up, but I don’t see a 2019 LSU team out there with the exception of North Carolina.
 

OSUTideFan

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IDK. 2021 is going to probably be a lot better team than what many believe, and looking around the SEC I really only see one clear challenger and that is Georgia. You are really going to have to bet on Georgia to stop us from getting to the playoffs.

Outside the SEC, Oklahoma might be the best team coming back. North Carolina has the most talent coming back but can they get out of the ACC is the biggest question.

So really the biggest threats against a repeat right now stand to be Georgia and Oklahoma. Two teams with massive issues of sealing the deal. Sure someone could come out of nowhere and mess the whole thing up, but I don’t see a 2019 LSU team out there with the exception of North Carolina.
The Georgia question will be answered when they play Clemson at the beginning of the season. Clemson hasn’t gone anywhere.
 
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81usaf92

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The Georgia question will be answered when they play Clemson at the beginning of the season. Clemson hasn’t gone anywhere.
I think Georgia trucks them and everyone will believe they are the best team in the nation.

IMO Bama’s toughest games preseason are this.

1) @aTm
2) LSU
3) Miami
4) @Florida

Not exactly murderers row.
 
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