I am not a psychoanalayst, but in order to defeat your enemy you have to crawl inside his brain-housing group and see what ticks. As a result, i have been paying some attention to the Dolphins: Watching Saban's press conferences, reading his interviews, gauging the attitude of the players and the team and I think I have pretty much drawn my conclusions about who Nick Saban is as a coach. Fist of all, Saban is a complete egomaniac who loves to hear himself talk. He can't get enough of it. He thinks he is brilliant, a real senior professor of football, and enjoys pontificating in front of large audiences. He likes to use his hands when he speaks, as though they help to lead the smaller minds around him along to understand his grandiose ideas. From his acquisitions, he believes he can take any player, no matter how spotty his background, and transform him by force of will into an A+ student, the attitude of the benevolent dictator. He has some personal charisma, which has infected the Miami team with a kind of confident swagger. He has instituted a program with a real purpose and has his own "newspeak", using catch phrases of his own invention, like "Invest in the process" and other gobbledygook, which the players seem to have accepted for the time being. Also, as he has grown more comfortable in his position his former reluctance to speak to the press has melted away, and he now can't speak to them enough, loving to put his brilliance on display. What separates him from BB, is that Saban is more charismatic, but also more egomaniacal and therefore less humble and grounded. Therefore I suspect that his success, when he achieves it will not be as consistent or enduring as BB's, but will flame out when players realize he is full of goose-poop. The closest comparison I believe there is in the league to Saban is Mike Shanahan. I see Saban as a Mike Shanahan clone, with the same strengths and one major weakness, the belief he can shine sh*t with sheer force of his "messianic" will.