Tim Tebow: Nick Saban has separated himself from Urban Meyer
Nick Saban and Urban Meyer are widely considered to be the two best coaches in college football, but you might be surprised to hear which one of Meyer’s former players feels the former has pulled away from the latter in terms of greatness.
Tim Tebow, who won two national championships playing under Meyer at Florida, was asked during an appearance on “The Paul Finebaum Show” Friday what separates Saban from coaches like Meyer. The former Gators quarterback didn’t exactly show any bias.
“Look at what Coach Meyer has been able to do. He’s been able to get to the top of the mountain a lot of times, but hasn’t been able to sustain it as much — and a lot of other coaches in college football,” Tebow said, as transcribed by Brad Crawford of 247 Sports. “The Chip Kellys and the different ones that can get there, but how do you keep it there? That’s why I think Nick Saban has separated himself.”
Saban has won six national championships, with five coming at Alabama since 2009. Meyer won two at Florida and has won one with Ohio State. Saban has also managed to avoid controversy for the most part, which has not been the case with Meyer.
While Tebow probably would not want to get into the latest drama involving Meyer at Ohio State, it will certainly be a factor when comparing Meyer’s legacy to Saban’s. The Alabama coach truly is in a class of his own, and Tebow’s admission of that says a lot.