West Virginia Lawmakers Mull Naming Highway after Nick Saban

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia lawmakers may name a highway after University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban.

Senators have introduced a resolution to name a section of Route 19 in Marion County after Saban, who grew up in the area. It would be dubbed the “Nicholas Lou ‘Nick’ Saban, Jr., Expressway.”

Saban, Alabama’s coach since 2007, grew up in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Saban’s Alabama teams clinched national championships in 2012, 2011 and 2009. He led Louisiana State to a share of the title in 2003.

He also was head coach for the Miami Dolphins, Michigan State University and the University of Toledo.

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, a former West Virginia governor, was raised less than 10 miles away from the Sabans and is a family friend.
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