The list of active college football coaches that have won a national championship is a short one. It's really, really short, actually.
Nick Saban is at the top. Alabama's head coach has won six national titles, winning one at LSU and five with the Crimson Tide.
The other coaches that have won national championships: Urban Meyer (three - two at Florida and one at Ohio State), Jimbo Fisher (one at Florida State) and Dabo Swinney (one at Clemson).
What head coach will be the next one to do it?
It's going with an SEC head coach.
McGee: So who's the next FBS head coach to win a national championship (20)?
Schlabach: My money would be on Georgia's Kirby Smart (21). He got the Bulldogs really close last year, before losing to Alabama 26-23 in overtime in the CFP National Championship Presented by AT&T. I think Smart is Saban's biggest threat because he knows the Alabama program so well. He's following the same blueprint as Saban, and Georgia is so fertile when it comes to recruiting (22). The Bulldogs are spending money on facilities, and Smart has everything he needs in terms of resources.
Georgia might take a small step back after losing so many players from last year, especially tailbacks Nick Chubb and Sony Michel (23). But D'Andre Swift was fantastic as a freshman, and Elijah Holyfield looks like the real deal.
Smart is a solid, sensible pick.
Who would you take?