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College Football Analyst Says You Can “Bet Your First Born” This Coach Will Replace Nick Saban At Alabama

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers with a score of 45 to 40. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Nick Saban is the king of college football at Alabama. But who will replace him when he ultimately decides to leave Tuscaloosa?

We're not suggesting Saban, who turns 67 in October, is stepping down soon. He will have to leave eventually though, and when he does, many people think Clemson's Dabo Swinney will replace him.

The transition seems obvious. Swinney is a Birmingham native and an Alabama alum. A wide receiver and special teams contributor, he helped the Crimson Tide win the 1992 national title.

Swinney also has built a powerhouse at Clemson and beat Alabama to win the national championship two years ago. He seems like the likely replacement for Saban.

Longtime college football writer Lars Anderson is willing to guarantee Swinney takes over for Saban. In fact, he says you can "bet your first-born" on it happening.

We'll have to check back in a couple of years to see how Anderson's prediction turned out.

Like we said, Swinney feels like the next man up at Alabama. The fit just makes too much sense, and many seem to think it will happen.

Just in case though, you might want to hold onto your farm or first-born.