Dick Vitale calls Nick Saban 'the Tom Brady of coaches' during Cotton Bowl semifinal

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban leads his team unto the field prior to the Cotton Bowl game against Cincinnati at AT&T Stadium.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban leads his team unto the field prior to the Cotton Bowl game against Cincinnati at AT&T Stadium.

At halftime of the Cotton Bowl semifinal which saw No. 1 Alabama leading No.4 Cincinnati 17-3, longtime ESPN basketball analyst Dick Vitale provided his perspective on Alabama coach Nick Saban.

Vitale described the Alabama head coach as "the Tom Brady of coaches" on a post to his Twitter account.

Saban and Brady have both won seven championships in their respective leagues and have proven to be the standard of winning.

Saban and Brady are looking to become back-to-back champions, Brady with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League and Saban with the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff.

In October of 2021, Vitale shared that he was diagnosed with lymphoma after doctors surgically removed an unrelated case of melanoma. Vitale, 82, will have to undergo six months of chemotherapy, but was able to return back to the broadcast booth in November.

This article originally appeared on The Tuscaloosa News: Dick Vitale labels Alabama football's Nick Saban 'the Tom Brady of coaches'