Years down the road, when Nick Saban decides to hang up his whistle, he will be forever remembered as one of the best coaches that college football has ever seen. Without a doubt, future coaching generations will study Saban's approach, and try to duplicate it, just as current coaches already do.
One of the things that sticks out about Saban's approach to coaching is his focus on the present. He doesn't get hung up on his 177-59 overall record as a head coach (86-17 at Alabama), or his four national titles, or the desired outcome of this coming season. Instead he's continually focused on what's next, as it's all part of his famed "process".
"Well, I don't really think much about the past, and I don't really worry a whole lot about the future, so I can't say how gratifying it is because I'm worried about what's next. I think that's one of the keys to being successful, to keep thinking about what I can do right now, because what comes next is most important."
"So the challenge that we have in front of us, with the players that we have now, the team that we have now. That's the fun of it. That's what I enjoy the most." Saban told CBS Sports.