Sugar Bowl

Column: Nick Saban's 6th championship is the best of all

Nick Saban saved his best for No. 6.

He's won plenty of national titles with better players than everyone else.

This time, it was all about the coach.

If there was ever any doubt that Saban will go down as the greatest ever to prowl a college sideline, it was totally erased with the championship that pulled him even with the Bear.

In a most un-Saban-like move, he switched quarterbacks at halftime of the national championship game, the kind of desperate ploy you might expect from a brash young up-and-comer, not a 66-year-old all about the methodical process — covering every base, accounting for every scenario, winning over and over again without a lot of...