Jan 4, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban during practice for the 2013 BCS National Championship game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Barry University. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Saban: Returning To The NFL Is Not Something I Want To Do


Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is preparing for the BCS National Championship game in Miami, Florida but that hasn’t stopped reporters from hounding him about a possible return to the NFL. Despite publicly denying NFL rumors on multiple occasions, Saban’s name continues to be linked to jobs at the next level.

In his latest comments to the media, Saban made it clearer than ever that he does not plan on returning to the NFL.

“I don’t have any unfinished business in the NFL,” Saban said to during Saturday’s media day, per Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune. “It’s not something I’m concerned about. It’s not even something I want to do.

Saban went on to add that he is happy with the path Alabama is on and there is really nothing to talk about when it comes to a return to the NFL.

To be fair, Saban is the same guy that said, “I am not going to be the Alabama head coach” just two weeks before becoming Alabama’s head coach, so it is easy to see why reporters continue to ask Saban about his plans for the future.

That said, Saban seems happier than ever at Alabama and you can never get tired of winning. He’s got a great gig with the Crimson Tide and he’d be silly to give it up in order to coach a lower level NFL team.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Harlan-Thacker/1321386281 Harlan Thacker

    He’s probably the world’s greatest example of the Peter Principle. Well…possibly Steve Spurrier.

  • http://twitter.com/AmyHolt9 Amy Holt

    well if he does leave Alabama, please, please, please train someone before you go to coach the way you do, discipline the way you do, and get the respect from the players the way that you do. Don’t leave us high and dry.

  • jrock2310

    i just dont dont think grown men will respond to his personality & his ‘grind’ mentality at the next level. in college, kids fear & respect him. in the pros, that could wear on players real quick. plus, in the era of free-agency, GM’s, and meddling owners – he’d never get full control of a team like he’d want. on top of that… the only teams that want him are bad teams. bama is a better job than some of the worst NFL teams.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandy.l.wise Sandy Leeth Wise

    If and that is such a big word “if” Nick Saban left Alabama today, God knows we sure don’t want that, all we could ever say to him or about him is Thank you. Thank you for all these beautiful years you have given to us, for all you have done for the football program at Uof A and mostly thank you Sir, for making all of us in Alabama some of the proudest people in the Nation. We Love you Nick Saban and we are so very grateful for all you have done.