In what seems like a yearly occurrence, NFL teams with vacancies reached out to Nick Saban.
According to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, “every team with an opening has reached out to Nick Saban.”
Saban’s response should put Alabama fans at ease:
“All of us were told to f–k off,” said (one NFL team) official, “but in a very polite and respectful manner.”
At 65 years old, Saban’s time wandering the sidelines is running out, but it appears he’s destined to retire leading the Crimson Tide.
“I guess there was a time when I said, ‘O.K. if you win a national championship in college, because I was a pro coach for however many years I was, it’s time to go win the Super Bowl. That would make my career complete,” Saban told Emily Kaplan of TheMMQB.com. “But when I did that, I found out that I missed some of these things about college that were really important to me. So you learn about yourself. I just decided when I came back here, I wasn’t going to think about that any more. . . . I used to think at the end of the day, being a head coach in the NFL was the No. 1 thing. But when I got to that, it was like, ‘Well maybe you already had the No. 1 thing for you and what you like.’”
Saban coached two miserable seasons with the Miami Dolphins, registering a 15-17 record before exiting back to the college football world. He’s had plenty of other teams call in recent years, including a reported convo with the New York Giants, but to no avail.