Seven-time national champion head coach Nick Saban will join ESPN’s College GameDay as an analyst, the network announced Wednesday.

The former Alabama coach retired from college football in January after 17 years and six national titles. He also won a national championship as the head coach at LSU.

“ESPN and College GameDay have played such an important role in the growth of college football, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to join their team,” Saban said in a statement. “I’ll do my best to offer additional insights and perspectives to contribute to College GameDay, the ultimate Saturday tradition for college football fans.”


Saban will also make appearances on other ESPN programming, such as the NFL draft and SEC media days later this year.

The first post-retirement assignment for Saban has yet to be determined.

Considered one of the most successful coaches in college football history, Saban guided multiple teams to success during his coaching career. He finished with a 297-71-1 record as a head coach and won 12 conference championships while never posting a losing record.