Dec 1, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and his team hold the SEC trophy after winning the 2012 SEC Championship game against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Georgia Dome. Alabama won 32-28. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Saban: I Don’t Think It’d Be Fair To Leave For The NFL

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban has once again been linked to the NFL — specifically the Cleveland Browns. Despite Saban’s denials, the connections continue to be made. Many believe there is significant truth to the idea that Saban could leave Alabama for the NFL, but until the national championship game is over, Saban will have to deny those rumors.

Saban appeared on The Dan LeBatard Show in Miami and spoke on why college football has meant a lot to his career.

“College football has been very good for us,” Saban said. “The positive impact that you can have on these young men as players and as people, that’s just something that we really enjoy and something that I learned about myself.

“I really enjoy what I’m doing here right now. I’m getting old now. I don’t think we’ve got too many moves left in us. You develop a lot of relationships and loyalties to the players you recruit and the players you have on the team and the people you have in the organization. I don’t think it’s really fair to leave. I regretted when I left LSU because I left a lot of relationships there. Hopefully I’ll be able to stay here for a long, long time.”

Saban is an incredible coach, so it is no surprise that he is again being linked to the NFL but he will continue to deny the rumors.

Then again, this is Nick Saban we are talking about and his word isn’t exactly holy. He has once before said that he would not bolt to the NFL, so for all we know he could have a job lined up in Cleveland.

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  • John Harcrow JR

    I would hate to see him leave, but coaching is a job just like any other job. If he got a better offer, he has a right to accept it or humbly reject it. He has turned Alabama’s football program around, took them to the first championship game in nearly 20 years and won, won another 2 years later with one pending as well as a pr. of SEC championships. He has done us proud and will always be a revered in these parts.

  • Clarence B. Brown

    He’s good at lying so you can’t believe anything he says.

  • Jim Tave

    LOL, everyone knew that he would be torn down no matter what he said.

    It’s amazing that most of his former players still like him, for him to be such a bad person. And don’t bring up Heath Evans. Jason Taylor basically called Evans a liar.

    • davewakeman

      Actually Jeno James kind of refutes the story too. He said the Nick Saban got to the hospital almost at the same time he did and stayed with him for long enough for him to have a very positive impression of how Nick Saban handled the situation.