A few things you and I might not have grasped about Nick Saban:
He would have to be one of our national leaders in clarity.
A muddled world teems with people who don't know what they want and people who know what they want only somewhat and people who know what they want only mostly. When Toledo football players met their new, first-time head coach in a meeting room in the winter of 1989-90, they knew little of him. They knew the guy coached defensive backs for the Houston Oilers. They knew he coached under Jerry Glanville, and that Glanville would leave tickets at will-call for Elvis Presley. They knew he had coached defense under George Perles at Michigan State. They might have heard he was 38.
"Other than that, we didn't have a clue," said Kevin Meger, Toledo's then sophomore quarterback.