Nick Saban’s replacement has enormous shoes to fill at Bama

Nick Saban'S Replacement
The rumors surrounding Nick Saban’s replacement at Alabama include some familiar names to the program. (Michael Seale.Hville Blast)

By now, not only have most people in the country — football fans or not — heard about the retirement of Alabama coach Nick Saban, but most people have already heard rumors on Saban’s replacement at Alabama.

Social media is full of people tracking planes and making statements from anonymous sources, as the sports world awaits the news on who will have the task of replacing one of the best football coaches in the history of sports.

Speculation on Saban’s replacement

Nick Saban'S Replacement
Many Bama fans would like to see Lane Kiffin as Saban’s replacement. “Lane Kiffin Coaching” by Greece Trip Admin is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Just like any time a coaching vacancy comes up at a big school like Alabama, rumors will fly all day every day regarding who will be the new hire. Social media exploded yesterday with all kinds of speculation over who will be Saban’s replacement, but at the moment, everything is just that — speculation.

According to sports handicapping site BetSports

  • Dan Lanning 3/1
  • Dabo Swinney 4/1
  • Lane Kiffin 5/1
  • Deion Sanders 6/1
  • Kalen DeBoer 6/1
  • Pat Shurmur 9/1
  • Urban Meyer 10/1
  • Billy Napier 14/1
  • Derek Dooley 14/1
  • Mike Norvell 16/1
  • Ryan Day 20/1
  • DeMeco Ryans 22/1
  • James Franklin 25/1
  • Sherrone Moore 25/1
  • Mike Shula 28/1
  • Steve Sarkisian 35/1
  • Will Muschamp 40/1
  • Mario Cristobal 50/1
  • Mike Vrabel 50/1
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