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A Rival Coach Is Accusing Nick Saban Of Cheating At Alabama

A closeup of Nick Saban on the Alabama sideline.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

No college football coach has been close to as successful as Nick Saban over the last 10 years or so. Alabama's head coach has led the Crimson Tide to several national titles and SEC championships.

CBS Sports published today a ranking of the most-overrated and most-underrated head coaches in the sport, based on anonymous voting from coaches.

Saban, unsurprisingly, was not voted one of the most-overrated coaches, but one rival coach did call him out with a fiery quote.

The rival coach is accusing Saban of cheating.

"If you had the No. 1 recruiting class in the country every year [you 'd win like Nick Saban]. He shows up at every single game with a better roster than the teams he 's playing. … If you count cheating and getting the best players in the country as part of running a program, he's the best in the country. It's like saying an NFL coach is the best coach in the league if he gets 25 first-round picks every year."

Oh boy.

Saban and Alabama do dominate the recruiting circuits like no one else, but calling him out for "cheating" is pretty bold.

Any guesses on who that was?