With just a few more victories, Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban will have secured his fourth national championship as the head man of the Tide, and his third straight. He has done what many thought were impossible at one time, he has resurrected the Alabama football program to the heights it enjoyed back in the 70s, 80s and early 90s.
Because of this, whenever there is a high-profile coaching opening lately, Saban’s named is mentioned. With many expecting the job at the University of Texas job to open up after this season, Saban’s name has been rampantly rumored for a move to Austin.
Not long ago, there was a report that someone had confirmation that Saban’s wife, Terry, had even been seen searching the Austin area for residency, further fueling the rumor mill.
Well, if recent words are any indication, Mrs. Saban was not searching for any real estate. As a matter of fact, she doesn’t believe that she and her husband will be leaving Tuscaloosa any time soon:
“We feel more like it’s home, like we are a part of the community and pulling up stakes again would be difficult.”
“We are trying to educate ourselves, to change ourselves,” Terry said. “We can’t change expectations or change lack of appreciation. We have to change our mind-set. We have decided: this is where we are going to end our career.”
While we sometimes have a tough time trusting what Saban says, something tells me that Mrs. Saban may be the only person in the world that could persuade Nick.