Which Bama Coach Fared Best thru 19 Games?

Alabama's game against Kentucky last Saturday was the 19th at the University for Head Coach Nick Saban. BamaMag.com compares Saban's first 19 games to those of previous UA head coaches.



In the modern era of Alabama football marked from Paul "Bear" Bryant's tenure no Alabama coach has a better first 19 games than current Head Coach Nick Saban.

Two, however, Gene Stallings and Bill Curry, have gotten off to just as good a start through their first 19 contests.

Below is a list of Alabama Head Football Coaches since 1919 ordered by how they fared in their first 19 games at the helm of the University's football program.

No. Name Thru
19 Gms
Win
PCT
Career at
Alabama
1. Xen Scott 17-2 .895 29-9-3
2. Frank Thomas 16-3 .842 115-24-7
3. Wallace Wade 15-3-1 .815 61-13-3
T4. Nick Saban 13-6 .684 13-6
T4. Gene Stallings 13-6 .684 70-16-1
T4. Bill Curry 13-6 .684 26-10
7. Harold "Red" Drew 12-6-1 .658 4-28-7
8. Paul "Bear" Bryant 11-5-3 .658 232-46-9
9. Dennis Franchione 12-7 .632 17-8
10. Ray Perkins 10-9 .526 32-15-1
11. Mike DuBose 9-10 .474 24-23
12. Mike Shula 8-11 .421 26-23
13. J.B. "Ears" Whitworth 2-16-1 .132 4-24-2

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