At 67 years old Nick Saban is one of the oldest coaches in college football. While he certainly looks like someone who can coach forever, Father Time is undefeated, and sports books are taking bets as to when Saban finally hangs up his headset.
Per AL.com, the sports book MyBookie has created a prop bet on when Saban will retire. As of writing, the lowest odds are for "After the 2025 season" at +175, with approximately 36.4-percent implied odds. Saban will be 73 at that time.
The highest odds are for "After the 2019 season" at +700, while "After the 2026 season" comes in at +650. There's hardly any chance that Saban would leave after next season, while expecting him to play until he's 74 may be a bit of a stretch.
The odds are about the same for "After the 2021 or 2021 season" (+350), "After the 2022 or 2023 season" (+300), and "After the 2024 season" (+300).
Saban recently underwent hip replacement surgery, but seemed to recover from the procedure almost immediately. Aside from that, he has been in very good health for a man his age.
Coaches like Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden managed to coach into their 80s, but found very little success in their final years.
A school like Alabama - even despite having won countless accolades under Saban's watch - likely wouldn't let him stick around too long if he wasn't producing.
Of course, Saban has done nothing to suggest that his Alabama dynasty is approaching any kind of slump.