Sixteen years after he famously insisted he’s not going to be the Alabama coach, Nick Saban is not going to be the Alabama coach.

Via multiple reports, Saban has informed Alabama that he is retiring.

Saban, 72, won six national championships since joining the Crimson Tide in 2007. He first became a head coach at Toledo. After one year, he joined forces with Bill Belichick, as Cleveland’s defensive coordinator. He took the head-coaching job at Michigan State in 1995. After five years with the Spartans, Saban got the LSU job, where he won his first national championship.

Nick Saban retires after long NFL, college career - NBC Sports