It's official. Nick Saban has reached legendary status.
Work has started on a bronze statue of the Alabama coach, and officials are hoping to have the project completed by April 17, the date of the spring game.
Saban's wife, Terry, is among several people who will have input on the statue's appearance, according to Corey Beltz, project manager for the company that is handling the project.
"We are sculpting clay right now and we have pretty good direction on what they want for the look of it," Beltz said.
Cost of the project is expected to be around $50,000.
Alabama's Walk of Champions — located outside the main entrance to Bryant-Denny Stadium — was built in 2006 and has statues of Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Paul "Bear" Bryant and Gene Stallings, the Crimson Tide's four national championship coaches. Saban will become the fifth.
Thanks to Image of Sport.