Only two coaches have beaten Saban in his last 33 games: Meyer and one of his proteges, Utah’s Kyle Whittingham. Only one coach has gotten the better of Meyer in his last 28 games: Saban.
They’re so similar in drive, focus, intensity and accomplishment, you could say that Meyer is the little brother Saban never had.
It took Meyer just two years at Florida to win a national championship, and two more years to win another. It took Saban three years to win his first national title at Alabama — there will be more — but that rapid reward may be even more impressive.
To do it, he had to catch and pass Meyer, the man who caught and passed everyone else in the sport.