Alabama head coach breaks down football strategies on ground-breaking sports analysis program; First episode available now, exclusively on ESPN+; Subscribe to ESPN+ on the ESPN App, ESPN.com and connected TV devices
Legendary Alabama football head coach Nick Saban has teamed with Kobe Bryant’s Granity Studios and ESPN+ to create a college football edition of Detail, the ground-breaking sports analysis program available exclusively on ESPN+.
Saban will write and host a four-episode series breaking down college football strategies and concepts from both sides of the ball. In the first episode now streaming on ESPN+, Saban analyzes the run-pass option (RPO), which has become a staple of highly successful offenses in both college football and the NFL, including Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide.
As the series continues an expansion into new sports, Saban, who has won a record-tying six college football national championships, joins a Detail lineup that includes NBA legend Bryant on basketball, two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning analyzing NFL quarterbacks, and former UFC two-division champion Daniel Cormier breaking down top UFC fighters, as well as three-time WNBA champion Diana Taurasi, who is featured in an episode to break down the NBA’s Klay Thompson.
• Saban breaks down RPO concepts executed by his Alabama Crimson Tide.
• Highlights of analysis on Detail by Bryant, Manning, Cormier, Taurasi and Saban.
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“There is no better teacher of the game of football than Nick Saban, which made him my definite first choice when we decided to expand Detail to college football,” said Kobe Bryant, founder of Granity Studios and executive producer of Detail. “The show is designed to help the next generation of athletes learn the game from the greatest minds in their sports. As a young athlete, having access to how Coach Saban sees the game is truly invaluable.”
Said Brian Lockhart, vice president and executive producer, Original Content, ESPN+, “Nick Saban is a true living legend who we at ESPN have the pleasure to cover every week across our platforms, but adding his analysis and vision to Kobe’s Detail gives everyone a unique view into his winning mindset and what it takes to be a six-time national champion.”
In his 13th season as Alabama’s head coach, Saban has won five national championships with the Crimson Tide (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017) and one with LSU in 2003. He has also coached eight SEC champions and received multiple national coach of the year honors.
All episodes of Detail are available exclusively on ESPN+.
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About Granity Studios
Formed by NBA Legend Kobe Bryant, Granity Studios is a multi-media original content company Bryant founded to enable young athletes to maximize their full potential through creative storytelling. Projects include the Bryant-created, critically-acclaimed Showtime-distributed documentary Kobe Bryant’s Muse, the 2018 Academy Award and Annie Award winning animated short Dear Basketball, the top-rated podcast in kids and family, called The Punies, and the groundbreaking television series DETAIL which currently airs on ESPN+. For more information about Granity Studios and/or its upcoming slate, please visit www.granitystudios.com.
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