Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: '60 Minutes’ profile will show Saban you already know
by Mark Edwards
medwards@annistonstar.com
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban greets Tennessee head coach Butch Jones during pre-game warmups before the Tide hammered the Vols 45-10. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)
Alabama head coach Nick Saban greets Tennessee head coach Butch Jones during pre-game warmups before the Tide hammered the Vols 45-10. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)
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The CBS show “60 Minutes” will show a 13-minute profile tonight of Alabama football coach Nick Saban.

Titled “The Perfectionist,” don’t expect the report to reveal much that you don’t know already, even though CBS is promoting the piece as showing a side of Saban fans rarely see.

You’ll see as much as Saban wants you to see, and that won’t be all that different from what you’ve seen every time a national news organization travels to Tuscaloosa in hopes of revealing the inside story on the Tide coach.

It likely will be entertaining and, for the rest of the country, informative. The lead reporter is Armen Keteyian, and he’s good. No doubt the piece will be as well.

Robert Witt, the Alabama chancellor, is interviewed and according to a CBS news release, he calls Saban the “best financial investment” the school ever made.

That’s debatable. In 1957, Alabama hired Bear Bryant as head coach and athletics director for a starting salary of $17,500 a year, which was a bit of a bump from the $15,000 he received at Texas A&M.

Still, Witt’s point is made -- it’s clear that hiring Saban not only transformed Alabama’s athletics department but maybe changed the school as well.

But you already knew that, did you?

Contact Anniston Star Sports Editor Mark Edwards at medwards@annistonstar.com. Twitter: @MarkSportsStar.

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