News broke Friday that Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban had reached an extension to stay in Tuscaloosa. Details of the extension were limited but it was reported as a “multi-year deal.
“We are very pleased to have this agreement completed,” Saban said in his statement.. “Terry and our family are very happy in Tuscaloosa. It has become home to us. This agreement allows us to continue to build on the tremendous success that we have enjoyed to this point – successes that have transcended the football field. We are excited about the future and the University of Alabama is where I plan to end my coaching career.
For Texas fans who are hoping there is still a chance he chooses to leave Alabama, you can cling onto the “plan to end” line. It isn’t as concrete sounding as “will end my career,” but you’d really be clinging on to hope. Of course Saban once said “I’m not going to be the Alabama coach,” and we know how that turned out.
For now though, Saban is committed to Alabama and focusing on their Sugar Bowl match up against Oklahoma.
“We are committed to continuing the work that we have been doing in the community as well as at the University. We are also excited about the opportunity awaiting us on Jan. 2 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the University of Oklahoma and hope to send this year’s tremendous senior class out in the proper way.”