What if Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban Never Left the LSU Tigers?

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Apr 4, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh is seen during the Spring football game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Harbaugh would likely be the head coach of the Oakland Raiders

Saban does not leave LSU. Miles as a result does not go to LSU. Miles goes to Michigan. That affects Jim Harbaugh’s career.

The only reason Harbaugh decided to come back to college was because the opportunity at Michigan opened up. But he never would have left the NFL otherwise, and even after his firing, teams would be lining up to hire him.

Miles being at Michigan would mean the opportunity would not be open. So Harbaugh, in all likelihood, would do exactly what his family’s wish was and stay in the Bay Area.

He would become the head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

Don’t get me wrong, as a college football fan I love the fact that Harbaugh is back in college, but Michigan is the only college that he would have taken a chance on unless he won a Super Bowl and wanted to go back to win a college championship.

That means Raider Nation at this point would be going insane about the magic Harbaugh could work with Derek Carr, and Michigan would be enjoying the success of a solid career by Les Miles. But the match made in heaven between Harbaugh and the Wolverines would never have happened.

Now, we get to our final page in this piece: what would have happened to Alabama? Well, we had to do it here, because Miles’s hire at Michigan would have a huge impact on the Tide. Let’s get to it now.

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