UNC Football: Nick Saban reportedly passing the torch

With Nick Saban reportedly retiring, the new winningest active coach in College Football is the man in charge of the UNC football program.

Jan 6, 2010, Newport Beach, CA, USA; Texas Longhorns coach Mack Brown (left) and Alabama Crimson
Jan 6, 2010, Newport Beach, CA, USA; Texas Longhorns coach Mack Brown (left) and Alabama Crimson / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The college football world was stunned on Wednesday afternoon by the news of Nick Saban reportedly retiring.

Saban's coaching resume could go on for days, as if this is the end of his coaching career, he'll finish with 292 victories to go along with an incredible seven national championships.

Although it unfortunately wasn't during his time with the UNC football program, current head coach Mack Brown squared off with Saban in the 2010 national title game, a game in which Saban's Crimson Tide defeated Brown's Texas Longhorns by a score of 37-21.

Two of the best to ever do it squared off that night in Pasadena, California, as to this day the two legendary coaches have made their mark on the college football world.

If he is officially retiring, Saban will be passing the torch to Brown in regard to the title of being the winningest active coach that the sport has to offer.

Even with Saban's dominant run at Alabama, Brown wasn't too far behind him in terms of victories. Saban has 292 victories to his name (which could be his final total if he is done coaching) while Brown is currently at 282 and counting.

At 72-years-old, Brown seems to be committed to coaching at least for the foreseeable future, so passing Saban's wins total is certainly a possibility.

What we do know is this: if the Saban news is true, the active wins leader among college football coaches will reside in Chapel Hill.

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