Breakdown: Nick Saban overhauls entire Alabama coaching staff, but is it better?

Nick Saban is one of the best coaches in the history of college football. The national championships tell the story. So too does the NFL Draft and the top ranked recruiting classes. He operates with unparalleled consistency. But what makes that success all the more impressive is that he does it with massive coaching turnover. At offensive coordinator alone, he's had five coaches in the past seven years and has still picked up four national titles. 

This season, Saban's management will be tested as much as ever before. Among his 10 assistant coaching spots, nine coaches will take on new roles for Alabama. Six of those coaches are new to the Alabama coaching staff altogether. Only offensive line coach Brent Key enters the 2018 season with the same role as the year prior.

With the official announcement of the new staff coming Thursday, we analyze each move below.

CBS Sports Writer

Barton Simmons has been involved in college football and recruiting since 2000, first as a player and then as a reporter and analyst. As a player, he was a two-time All-Ivy League safety at Yale before... Full Bio

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