According to ESPN's Chris Low, University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban has informed his team that he is retiring.

The legendary Crimson Tide head coach won six national championships at Alabama and one at LSU.

Since coming to Tuscaloosa in 2007, Saban He brought the storied program its first four Heisman Trophy winners: Mark Ingram, Derrick Henry, DeVonta Smith and Bryce Young. 

Saban retires from coaching with a college record of 292-71-1, 201 of which came while at Alabama. He also had a brief stint in the NFL, going 15-17.

Saban released a statement about his decision. In it, he called the University of Alabama “a very special place” to him and his wife, Miss Terry.

"The University of Alabama has been a very special place to Terry and me," Saban said. "We have enjoyed every minute of our 17 years being the head coach at Alabama as well as becoming a part of the Tuscaloosa community. It is not just about how many games we won and lost, but it's about the legacy and how we went about it. We always tried to do it the right way. The goal was always to help players create more value for their future, be the best player they could be and be more successful in life because they were part of the program. Hopefully, we have done that, and we will always consider Alabama our home.”

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