Yes, but he was mentioned as a candidate for ND in 2001
by mmetzger (2014-12-17 13:53:42)
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  In reply to: Saban jumped to LSU in November 1999  posted by Dillingham

Instead, we hired Willingham

In the 2001 season Saban had just coached LSU into 1st in the SEC West and would win the Sugar Bowl against Ron Turner's Illinois team (haha, that WAS a long time ago) in his 2nd season in Baton Rouge.

He was clearly a good coach at that point.


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