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What team did Nick Saban beat for his first win as a head coach?
Saban enters 2018 with 223 career wins in 22 seasons as a college football head coach. Among those 223 wins are seven conference championships and six national championships. But what was his first-ever win as a head coach? Not his first win as head coach at Alabama. His first-ever win as a head coach.
Saban made seven coaching stops from 1973-89 before getting his first head-coaching at Toledo in 1990. He won nine games, matching the program's fourth-highest win total at the time, before resigning to become defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns .
His first win was in his first game, September 8 at Miami (OH). The Rockets won 20-14.
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