In Paul Finebaum's new book, "My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football," the ESPN college football analyst and longtime radio staple writes about the Nick Saban he knows.
Finebaum says the Southeastern Conference "has no equal" and the at the top of the SEC food chain is Saban, who he exhalts higher than even the great Paul "Bear" Bryant.
From Finebaum: "Yes, he can be secretive, manipulative, socially insufferable, dictatorial and imperial. Your point is? All Saban has done is win three of the last five national championships. When the four-team playoff kicks in this season, Saban will figure out a way to win one of those, too. Give him enough time and he'd win "American Idol," the Iditarod and the North Dakota gubernatorial race. He could coach a lingerie football team to the Big Ten championship game."
Finebaum's book hit newsstands today.