Saban = GOAT

Unless you live under a rock, you know who Nick Saban is. How you feel about him though, may differ depending on who you ask. Nick Saban is widely viewed as not only one of the greatest coaches of his generation, but of all time as well. Boasting a collegiate record of 274-67-1 (.803), it is no surprise as to why. How did Saban go from a boy in Fairmont, West Virginia to the king of the NCAA?
Saban’s first title was almost 60 years ago, he quarterbacked his high school to a West Virginia state title in 1968. From there, Saban continued his playing career at Kent State University, home of the Golden Flashes, where he was a defensive back. Saban was known to seek contact and always looked to make a big hit. It was the choice of being a Golden Flash that helped start his coaching career. After his degree in 1973, Saban joined the program as a graduate assistant and later joined the staff. Here, he would learn under Don James, a coach Saban still holds in high esteem.

Saban did not stumble into the Alabama job he holds today. The legendary coach had to endure years of paying his dues and learning from other opportunities. Saban would act as an assistant coach at programs such as Syracuse, West Virginia, Ohio State, Navy, Michigan State and even the Houston Oilers of the NFL before he got his first look as a head coach. That look would come from the University of Toledo in 1989. Saban came in and made an immediate impact, boosting their record by 3 wins with a 9-2 inaugural season record.

Saban’s time at Toledo was short lived, the next season he found himself two hours East in Cleveland as the Browns‘ defensive coordinator where he spent four years and refers to them as the “worst of my life”.
Saban pivoted back into the realm of college football taking over at Michigan State in 1995. The first three seasons were improvements from the three-season predating the Saban era, but not by much. In 1998 the Spartans did upset #1 ranked Ohio State in the Buckeyes stadium, the biggest bright spot of his time there. Saban led the 1999 team to a 9-2 regular season record and resigned before the team could play their Bowl game.

Saban ended his time at Michigan State to take over the LSU Tigers program in November of 1999, leading them to two SEC Championships as well as a BCS National Championship in 2003 with a win over the #1 ranked Oklahoma Sooners. Saban’s success at LSU caught the eye of the NFL and Saban found himself as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2004.

The Miami job would start out hot with a 9-7 opening season but the 2006 season would bring trouble. With Daunte Culpepper not panning out in Miami and a rollercoaster of a schedule, Saban found himself with his first losing season ever as a head coach at 6-10. That would be the last of Nick Saban and Miami.

January 3rd, 2007. A date that will go down in Alabama football history. Coach Nick Saban announces he will accept the head coaching offer from the University of Alabama. While there, Alabama has won eight SEC championships and six national championships. More impressive, they have won seven SEC titles and four national championships in the last ten seasons with a record of 128-13 (.908). We will just have to wait and see how many the King of the NCAA retires with.

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Ducks Legend, Marcus Mariota Returns to Oregon for Autograph Signing Event


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PORTLAND, OR – JUNE 27, 2017- Oregon Ducks legend and Tennessee Titans star, Marcus Mariota is returning to the state of Oregon on July 9th for an autograph signing event at Lloyd Center Mall in Portland, Oregon. Oregon Duck faithful have been waiting for Marcus Mariota to host an autograph signing out west for years and this is his only scheduled autograph signing until after the NFL Season. The autograph signing begins at 1:30pm on Sunday, July 9th. Fans can pre-order tickets here.

Join the 2014 Heimsan Trophy Winner for a special event in Portland, Oregon. To have merchandise autographed, you must purchase an autograph ticket. Autograph tickets will be available for purchase at the event and are online at Fans can also bring items to the event to be signed by athletes; these items will each require an autograph ticket. Fans can purchase Oregon Ducks merchandise to be signed at the event – full size helmets, mini helmets, footballs and photos. Tennessee Titans unsigned merchandise will also be on sale. Marcus Mariota will pose for photos with fans starting at 1:30pm and will then sign autographs directly after.

Autograph ticket prices vary, and each piece of memorabilia to be signed must have an autograph ticket. Photo opportunities with all athletes are available in addition to autograph tickets and will be taken by professional photographers. All tickets will be numbered and called in groups of 50 based on date of purchase. For all ticket and package details visit
If you cannot attend the signing but would like signed merchandise from this event, please visit For more information please visit our FAQ Sheet online. If you have any additional questions, please call 800-793-9793 or email [email protected].

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Autograph Signing Event FAQ

1.When or where can I pick up tickets?
You can pick up your tickets on Day of the event at the Will-Call table. Will-Call is located inside Lloyd Center Mall by the signing area.

2. Can I purchase day-of tickets? Yes!

3. How early should I arrive?
30 minutes before if tickets pre-ordered or one hour if not pre-ordered. Tickets are numbered and we do call ticket numbers so you don’t need to arrive early to get in line.

4. What types of payment are accepted? Cash or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX)

5. Are you selling items for autographs?
We typically sell photos, mini helmets, full-size helmets, and footballs.

6. Can people bring their own things to have autographed?
Yes, but each autograph requires a ticket.

7. What is an inscription?
An inscription is anything other than the player’s name and number: such as “2016 National Champs.” You cannot just purchase an inscription.
Each Inscription requires an inscription ticket. You cannot only purchase an inscription,

8. What happens If a player smudges or messes up my item?
We cannot be held responsible for this. You are getting your item signed at your own risk. Refunds and replacements will not be given. We recommend using post-it notes to indicate where you want your item signed, and to write out any inscriptions you want on a post-it note as well. This will help avoid mistakes.

9. Can I take a photo with the player?
Typically, we will allow “lean in” photos, but if the player doesn’t want to, we will not make them. Also, if it is too busy we will not allow them just to make sure that everyone makes it through the line before the player is scheduled to leave. Photo Op tickets are available with a professional photographer.







Ohio’s Largest Buckeye Autograph Show Returns to Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio, January 9, 2017 ( –

The Midwest Sports Spectacular is returning to Columbus, Ohio. The 4th Annual Midwest Sports Spectacular is expected to draw droves of memorabilia collectors and fans from across the Midwest. The show is Friday, January 20-22nd and will be held in the Cardinal Hall at the Ohio State Fair Grounds and Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211. Headlining the 2017 Sports Spectacular is Bo Jackson, Joey Bosa, Jerome Bettis, Pete Rose and Earle Bruce. The three-day sports memorabilia show will also feature Bobby Knight, Orlando Pace, Gabby Douglas and members from the 2014 Champion Ohio State Buckeyes Football Team. The show kicks off Friday from 3-8pm EST with free admission. Doors are open from 10am-7pm on Saturday and 10am – 5pm, Sunday. The public can purchase a two-day pass for $10 for access the entire weekend. Each paid admission comes with surprise free autographs at the 97.1 The Fan Autograph Booth. Parking for this event will cost $5 for each entry.

Friday night’s autograph line-up begins at 6pm with Dan Wilkinson and Jalin Marshall, with other former Buckeyes to follow. Friday’s admission is free, but in order to obtain an autograph you must purchase an autograph ticket. Autograph tickets will be available at the door or you can preorder tickets online at Saturday boasts a huge line-up of stars appearing: Heisman Trophy Winners Archie Griffin, Troy Smith, Bo Jackson and Eddie George will be signing. Joey Bosa, Jerome Bettis, Bobby Knight and many more athletes will sign on Saturday. The fun continues Sunday with autograph signing appearances by Pete Rose, Gabby Douglas, Malik Hooker, Raekwon McMillan and numerous other athletes. Photo Ops with all athletes can be purchased in addition to an autograph.

The Midwest Sports Spectacular will also provide on-site PSA/DNA & JSA Authentication. PSA/DNA experts will be authenticating items on Saturday and Sunday. JSA will be on-site all weekend authenticating. Fans can bring any autographed item to the show to be reviewed and authenticated. Fees will be charged for authentication. The 25,000-square-foot dealer room will have over forty dealers of vintage and current sports memorabilia from across the country. There will be an on-site/online auction benefiting Buckeye Cruise for Cancer. The sports memorabilia auction can be accessed at, if you cannot attend the show.

The 2017 Midwest Sports Spectacular is Presented by: Byers Auto, Ohio Sports Group, 4th and Goal, Sports Collectibles, Roosters, Buffalo Wild Wings, 97.1 The Fan and Buckeye Cruise for Cancer. Come out and meet your favorite athletes at the 4th Annual Midwest Sports Spectacular.

Fans can purchase tickets upon arrival at the show or they can pre-order tickets for the signing at or by calling 800-793-9793.

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Eddie George Autograph Signing – December 3rd – Columbus, Ohio

Ohio State Buckeyes legend, Eddie George, will be signing autographs for the public on Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00pm at 1st & Goal inside of Polaris Fashion Place in Columbus, Ohio. Eddie George has always been one of the most popular Buckeyes in recent memory. Eddie George is also a revered Tennessee Titan and now NFL broadcaster with FOX Sports. Eddie George’s appearance in Columbus is his first signing back in Columbus since 2014. Fans can purchase tickets online by clicking here. Ticket prices are $79 for any item signed by Eddie (Helmet, Football, Photo, anything) and $20 for an additional inscription. An inscription is an additional phrase such as: “Go Bucks”, “95 Heisman” or “4x Pro Bowl”. Fans can bring any item they would like for Eddie to sign. Ohio State products will be available for purchase at the events. Fans can purchase Ohio State logo footballs, mini helmets, full size helmets and a wide selection of photos. Pre-ordered tickets for this signing will not be mailed. Tickets can be picked up at Will Call on the day of the event outside of 1st & Goal by name. If you do not wish to pre-order Eddie George autograph tickets, you can purchase them on the day of the event. Cash or credit card is the accepted form of payment on the day of the event. Tickets for this signing are numbered. In other words, the earlier you purchase, the earlier you will be in line on the day of the Eddie George signing.

For questions, please contact Rob Hatch at 614-896-1016 or by email, [email protected].

Derrick Henry Autograph Signing – Huntsville, AL

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, May 23, 2016 ( –

Heisman Trophy winner, National Champion and Tennessee Titans Running Back, Derrick Henry will sign autographs for the public in Huntsville, Alabama. The signing will take place Saturday, June 11th at 2:00pm at Parkway Place Mall in Huntsville.

Derrick Henry will sign for fans at 2:00pm. Fans will have the option to purchase tickets upon arrival at the Parkway Place Mall or they can pre-order tickets for the autograph signing. Unsigned Alabama Crimson Tide mini helmets, footballs, photographs and full size helmets will be available for purchase. Also, brand new Tennessee Titans merchandise will be available. Autograph ticket prices range from $99 to $119. Fans will have the rare opportunity to get a professional photo taken with Heisman Trophy Winner, Derrick Henry. Come out and meet National Champion, Heisman Trophy Winner and Tennessee Titan, Derrick Henry.

Fans can pre-order tickets for the signing at or by calling (800)793-9793. If you would like an item signed by Derrick Henry but cannot attend, please contact Sports Collectibles.

Derek Dye
Sports Collectibles
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