Nick Saban has five national championships, seven SEC titles (and three more SEC West titles) and eight total losses since 2011. He's reeled in top-ranked recruiting classes, sent dozens of players to the NFL and won a bunch of Coach of the Year awards.
What he has never done is beat a good Auburn team.
Saban is 9-6 all-time vs. Auburn (2-3 at LSU from 2000-04; 7-3 at Alabama since 2007) but all nine wins have come against Auburn teams that did not finish the season with nine or more victories. And all six losses came against teams that did reach nine wins.
The average final record of Auburn teams that have lost to Saban is 6.8-5.8, while the average final record of teams that beat Saban is 11-2.3, a dramatic difference of more than four wins.
Auburn is 9-2 entering Saturday's Iron Bowl. Obviously Alabama has bigger fish to fry than a bizarre outlier in Saban's Hall of Fame career but it's still a notable nugget for the best coach in college football history.
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