You Will Be Shocked By Nick Saban’s Appearance In This Throwback Photo

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Nick Saban’s appearance has changed mightily since his days of coaching at Michigan State.

ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted out a side-by-side comparison of the Tide’s coach during his days with the Spartans, and it’s safe to say he looks a whole hell of a lot different.

Take a look below.

How did Saban manage to apparently get younger since his days in East Lansing? I mean, he literally looks like two different people.

He went from having gray hair and specs to having neither when he coaches at Alabama. Maybe it’s because the stress of coaching in the Big Ten is so much harder, and ages you. I think we can all agree on that fact. No real need to debate it. (RELATED: The Latest AP College Football Poll Is Here. Find Out Where Your Team Ranks)

Now, he’s in the SEC and it’s not nearly as hard. That’s the easiest explanation I can find.

In all seriousness, I am blown away by how different he looks. Michigan State Saban isn’t a guy I’d worry about playing. He looks like he was pulled out of central casting for a 1980s teen coming-of-age story as the worrisome dad.


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Alabama Saban looks like a guy who only wins championships and then steals your wife on his way out of the stadium. That’s a pretty solid conversion.

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