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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Wholesale Soccer Jerseys . -- Bobby Bowden never thought hed see the day when someone would challenge Bear Bryant as Alabamas greatest coach.But its happened. Nick Saban has bellied up to the Bear with one of the best runs in major college football history, and hes already passed the rest of his predecessors in the category that turns coaching greats into coaching legends.Sabans latest Crimson Tide team seems ready-made to challenge for the sixth national title of his career, which would match Bryants longstanding record. The once-nomadic coach enters his 10th season in Tuscaloosa fresh off claiming No. 4 in seven years.As the Bear might say of his successor, he aint nothin but a winner. Like Muhammed Ali in boxing, it had long seemed there could only be one Greatest at `Bama.Never thought it could happen, said Bowden, a Birmingham native who was coaching at Howard (now Samford) when Bryant hit his stride at Alabama starting in the late 1950s. Gosh, its like lightning striking twice in the same place, which they say it doesnt do. For him to come in there and do what he does, and now theyre comparing whos the greatest. Who would have thought that 20 years ago?Twenty years ago, Saban was having his second straight six-win season at Michigan State. Alabama was in the final season of Gene Stallings tenure, easily the most successful of the seven head coaches bridging the Bryant and Saban eras. (Mike Price was fired without coaching a game).Saban, who also won a championship at LSU, has gone 98-12 over the past eight seasons. Notre Dames Frank Leahy and Southern Californias John McKay join Bryant and Saban as the only coaches with at least four national championships in The Associated Press poll era, dating to 1936. Leahy also won his four titles in a seven-year span but he didnt actually coach in 1944 or 1945 because of World War II.Then there was Bowden, who had a run of 14 consecutive top-5 finishes at Florida State. Who knows if Saban will stick around long enough to match that, but hes been nearly unbeatable with a title on the line. Hes 11-1 in conference or national championship games, with the only loss coming to eventual national champ Florida in the 2008 SEC title tilt his second year at Alabama.There were runs something like this, but this may be the best of all of them so far in the history of football, Bowden said.The Alabama coach turns 65 on Oct. 31 and shows no sign of slowing down. He continued his string of No. 1-ranked recruiting classes in February. About a month earlier, he led the Tide to a shootout victory over Clemson in the national championship game, making the call for a game-changing onside kick early in the fourth quarter.Steve Spurrier, who had three straight 11-2 seasons at South Carolina after turning 65, visited with Saban after speaking at a high school clinic over the summer. He said Saban joked that he was starting to hear of opposing coaches telling recruits he wouldnt be around much longer.Hes got a good six to eight years or more, depending on what he wants, really, said Spurrier, who stepped down during the 2015 season. If he keeps winning at a high level, which he certainly can the way they recruit. The question is if he gets to 8-4, I think he said, `All hell will break loose around here if I go 8-4. Its really hard to go out on top. Its hard to say youve had enough unless you start losing. Thats what happened to me, is we started losing.Saban still takes care of himself physically. He eats a salad daily for lunch, plays basketball with his assistants during the offseason and tosses passes with a nice touch during drills with the defensive backs.Hes stayed the same weight probably since he was 30 or 35, said Spurrier, fresh from one of his own daily workouts.Plenty of other coaches have had high levels of success after 65. Bowden won two national titles and 12 ACC championships before stepping down not long after his 80th birthday. Penn States Joe Paterno won 169 games and had seven top-10 finishes.Bryant won championships in 1978 and 1979 and was 49-9-1 at 65-plus.Bowden said the biggest challenge in sustaining that kind of enduring success is keeping the players as focused and motivated after they reach the top as they were in getting there.So your biggest enemy becomes yourself, Bowden said. Keeping your players hungry is a very key ingredient, and I really dont know anybody that does a better job of that than Coach Saban.Enter The Process, Sabans philosophy of focusing on the task at hand and not getting distracted by past results or future ambitions. Saban says its the human condition to relax and feel a sense of entitlement after great success, though he never seems to suffer from it.Weve had to deal with this with some of our teams in the past, Saban said. They start questioning and judging, `Why are we practicing this hard? Why are we doing conditioning this way? Well, its the same thing we did that helped you be successful last year.Sabans footprint on college football and the SEC has spread to the sidelines in a big way.Former assistants Jim McElwain, Will Muschamp and Kirby Smart are all head coaches in the SEC East, Jimbo Fisher won a national title at Florida State and Mark Dantonio led Michigan State to a playoff matchup with his former boss last season.I think he can go forever, McElwain, Floridas head coach, said of Saban. Thats just the way hes wired. And I havent seen one thing, when we were around each other that week of the SEC Championship game, I didnt see one less bounce in his step, anything like that. And, you know what? The guys something special.Smart took over at Georgia this season after serving on Sabans Alabama staff for all four national championships. Hes pretty well qualified to answer: What drives Saban?Well, thats an easy question, Smart said. Hes driven to be the best. And I think thats what makes him different. Because everybody is driven for their different purpose and everybody has their `why. And for Coach Saban, I think he wants to be the best.At Alabama, that means topping the Bear. Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping . Denis Coderre, the former federal MP who was elected mayor on Nov. 3, has drawn the ire of some Montreal Canadiens. During last nights game he tweeted: "Hello? Can we get a one-way ticket to (minor-league) Hamilton for David Desharnais please. Cheap NFL Jerseys China . The Barrie Colts defenceman, who impressed many with his play for Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship, is the top-ranked skater in the February rankings. He has 19 goals and 24 assists for 43 points in 45 games with the Colts this season. http://www.jerseyswholesaleusa.com/ .Y. - Detroit goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has earned NHL first star of the week honours after winning in his first three appearances of the season.Jason Gillespie has denied reports he is talking to Cricket Australia about taking up a coaching role later this year. The 41-year-old former Test bowler says he is happy at Yorkshire, who he has led to back-to-back County Championship titles in 2014 and 2015. The Sydney Morning Herald has linked the Australian with a coaching position back in his homeland but Gillespie said: Just to be absolutely clear, I have not spoken to CA about a role with the Australian cricket team.Darren [Lehmann, head coach] mentioned my name in a radio interview a while back, so it stands to reason that I will be linked to certain positions.Bear in mind I have not applied for any role with CA noor do I intend to. Wholesale NFL Shop. I am currently very happy in my roles with Yorkshire and Adelaide Strikers.A Cricket Australia spokesperson told Sky Sports News HQ: Were speaking with a number of candidates but by no means is anything confirmed.Well look to make an announcement as soon as the process is complete, with the aim to have the coaching team finalised, at latest, by the start of the 2016-17 Australian summer. Also See: Bangalore secure IPL final spot Bob Willis on England Aussies name Test squad for Sri Lanka Sky sign up Charlotte Edwards Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '

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