Coaching in Nick Saban's DNA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama is rolling toward what the Crimson Tide hope is a third national championship in four seasons, and Nick Saban is rolling toward coaching immortality.

He's already the only coach since the advent of The Associated Press poll in 1936 to have won two national championships at two different schools.

If the Crimson Tide can repeat this season, Saban would become the first coach since Tom Osborne at Nebraska in 1994 and 1995 to win outright national titles in successive years.

And not since Frank Leahy at Notre Dame in the late 1940s has a coach won three outright titles in a four-year span.

What's it all mean to Saban, whose No. 1 Crimson Tide face their biggest test of the season on Saturday when No. 11 Mississippi State comes to town?

He wouldn't know. He's too busy living in the moment.

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