Bear coached in a different era and would not survive today. Heck, there was a time in the late sixties when he was almost fired after a couple of 6-5 seasons. That was when he converted to the wishbone and dominated in the 70's. Very few of his NC's were concensus. Back in those days the UPI poll (Coaches poll) was voted before the bowl games. Bear won a couple of NC's and then lost in the bowl game. After Bammer lost to ND in the 74 Sugar Bowl, UPI changed to take the final vote after the bowl games. The only time he won a NC playing 1 against 2 was in the 79 Sugar Bowl against Penn State. Bammer won several SEC championships because Bear would schedule 1 more SEC game than everyone else, so even if he lost a game and the other contender lost a game, he won on percentage. Of course that extra game was against a weak SEC team. He was a master at manipulating the bowl match ups and controlling who played who. The Big 10 would only allow its champion to go to a bowl and of course, it was the Rose Bowl. The other good teams in the Big 10 stayed home. ND didn't start bowling until the early 70's. I always made a special effort to watch the Bear Bryant Show on Sunday afternoons after Bammer lost. Even as a kid I could tell he was drunk. I always heard he never met a bottle of Black Jack he didn't like. It was also pre-Watergate and the media covered up a lot of stuff that would have gotten him fired today. It's a different era now. Everything is controlled by the SEC and TV. The media not only doesn't cover up bad stuff, it sometimes makes it up. Saban's 6 NC's were decided on the field. Either BCS or CFP. He also has probably 10 times the staff Bear had and his power outside of Tusclooser is limited, but there's no comparison who has accomplished more and especially in less time. One thing is for certain. I don't like either of them, because their mantra is "Just win, baby".