Is being the head coach of one of the most prestigious football schools in the nation like Alabama the toughest job Nick Saban ever had? Nope.
Being an NFL head coach, like he was in Miami during the mid-2000′s? Nope.
It was working as the Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator, under the evil genius himself, Bill Belichick. Via FootballScoop’s Doug Samuels, Saban said he found his time in Cleveland the most difficult of his career:
Saban: “working under Belichick was the most difficult four years of my coaching career”
— Doug Samuels (@CoachSamz) January 13, 2014
Saban spent 1991-94 as the master of Cleveland’s defense while Belichick was the head coach of the “Factory of Sadness“, before accepting the head coaching job at Michigan State in 1995.