this may be of some local interest
Did I make it first?
EDIT: I did! WEEEEEEEE!!!
Reportedly, his high school coach has already told all the major sites that he's committed, and is planning on announcing tomorrow.
https://twitter.com/chadsimmons_/status/738431733851361281 - this is where I heard it, not sure about you folks.
Obviously Nick Saban spent a long time working his way up the coaching tree to reach the point he is now. That being said, I want to focus on his first ten years of head coaching.
First HC Stint - Toledo
-The MAC was attrocious at this point. This was, of course, before the scholarship limitations drastically changed college football.
-After only one season at Toledo, Saban left for the DC position with the Browns.
Second Head Coaching Stint - Michigan State
1999: 9-2 (MSU won 10 games this year, but Bobby Williams coached the Bowl Game)
Given the success that Dantonio has had at MSU, this is a VERY lackluster performance. One could certainly make the argument that Dantonio inherited a worse program than Saban did.
Third Head Coaching Stint - LSU
2003: 13-1 (National Championship)
(Adding all pre Bama information for context)
Fourth Coaching Stint - Miami Dolphins
Overall Record: 82-35
This has been covered exstensively, so I'll save everyone the season-by-season break down.
Overall College record: 58-27
As we all know, however, Harbaugh took over a 1 win Stanford team, that many have labeled the worst P5 football team of all time. The first three seasons at Stanford accounted for the heavy bulk of his overall losses.
Overall record: 36-11 (With super bowl appearances, and conference championships. Is also the first coach in NFL history to take a team to take a team to three straight championship games in his first 3 seasons.)
Who has the edge?: Respectfully, Harbaugh. Saban has a NC in his first ten years coaching, but I would put a Super Bowl appearnce for a rookie coach in the NFL as the more impressive accomplishment. Harbaugh's accomplishments with Stanford are nothing short of "amazing."
A few have requested to be dismissed from the LOI's