At age 64, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has conquered the college football world, but shows no signs of slowing down. Instead his greatest concern is for his players, who endure a more rigorous schedule than ever before, thanks to the advent of the College Football Playoff.

This report was done by Kerry Crowley and originally appeared in the Cronkite News on January 12, 2016.  It has been republished with the author’s permission.