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Saban asks: What would Coach Bryant think of CFB right now?

Former Alabama head coach Nick Saban spoke last night at his legacy award event on a variety of topics including the ceremony honoring Frank Beamer and Bobby Bowden.

But perhaps most powerful of all the words he spoke was his thoughts during his closing remarks on the current state of the sport of college football and asking what legendary coaches of ages past would think of what the situation has become:

“I have a question to ask and this is something that’s just food for thought for everybody. If Coach Bryant or Coach Bowden could all the sudden be with us tonight, what would they think of College Football right now,” Saban questioned.

“That should be the very reason why we’re all very much committed to what we can do to make college football something to where players have a great quality of life and still have a venue where they have an opportunity to grow and learn and be successful,” he continued.

“I hope I can be a part of trying to help people that are working hard to make that happen like Greg Sankey, like Greg Byrne, like our conference commissioners are trying to do. So that’s really important for young people, and it’s something that we’re very much committed to.”

Previously, Saban has stated that he is going to be very active in his post-retirement in order to better the game of college football. Using his voice and platform at events such as this is only just the beginning of what we may see from the next phase of the greatest to ever do it.

Michael Brauner is a Senior Sports Analyst and Contributing Writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP

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