The Alabama Crimson Tide are showing no signs of slowing down after yet another national title and Nick Saban is the biggest reason for the program’s dominance. However, Saban is 66 years old and, frankly, has accomplished all there is to accomplish at the college level in claiming six national championships, including five at Alabama.
With that in mind, Rece Davis of ESPN caught up with the head coach about his future and what is to come.
“I’ve always just looked at the next challenge… and I really enjoy what I’m doing. I’ve been a part of a team for a long time. I don’t know what it would be like to not be a part of a team. And the relationships that you have with players, with coaches, the people in your organization who you respect because of their contributions and commitment to what you’re trying to do.
“These are all things I think are a little bit unique, but very self-gratifying. I know that I can’t do this forever, but as long as I enjoy it and feel like I can provide the right stuff for the people in the organization to have a chance to be successful on and off the field, I certainly enjoy having the opportunity to do it.”
It isn’t a surprise to hear Saban referencing “the next challenge” as he is legendary for simply forging ahead after experiencing unparalleled success. That kind of focus makes it way through the Alabama program and, even with full knowledge that the Tide can’t win a title every year, Saban at the helm should provide incredible optimism to that fan base in the coming years.