Nick Saban transformed the Alabama football team into a juggernaut, and now we know how.
What Nick Saban has done is his time leading the Alabama football team since 2007 is nothing short of remarkable.
In the lead-up to the Alabama Crimson Tide’s national title bout vs. the Ohio State Buckeyes, tight end Miller Forristall gave a quote for the ages about his head coach. “He attacks all the little things with the same intensity and ferocity that he attacks the big things. He is better at the little things than anybody else — thus he’s better at the big things.” This is Saban’s secret to success.
Alabama TE Miller Forristall with a terrific answer on why Nick Saban's so good: "He attacks all the little things with the same intensity and ferocity that he attacks the big things. He is better at the little things than anybody else–thus he's better at the big things."
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 6, 2021
Attention to detail is why Nick Saban beats your favorite team
Little becomes big over time. It may be hard to notice because it does not appear important at first glance. However, it does become the impetus of everything. Saban’s attention to detail as a program builder is why his college football team regularly embarrasses your favorite one on the gridiron. He has built a culture on doing the little necessary things to win. The details matter here.
This is why so many reclamation projects end up doing so well under Saban’s coaching tutelage. After hitting rock bottom, Saban gives failed head coaches the opportunity to redeem themselves on his staff. It is not easy, but when is anything good in life easy to obtain? By paying close attention to detail, you can learn from past mistakes much easier and faster than ever before.
Saban’s key fundamental key to coaching success is an easy one, but one not often seen through.