Saban named college coach of the year

Alabama’s Nick Saban had home-field advantage on his side in winning the inaugural Bobby Bowden national collegiate coach of the year award.

Saban was presented the award by the Over the Mountain Touchdown Club of Birmingham during a ceremony Sunday night.

Bowden, a Birmingham native who retired after last season — his 34th coaching career at Florida State — also was in attendance.

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3/22/10