This is the ultimate wild card in the coaching picture this year. Nick Saban could win his fourth national championship with the Alabama Crimson Tide this season and his fifth overall after taking one down with the LSU Tigers more than a decade ago. Saban might decide to leave college for the glitz and glamour of the National Football League. Plus, he would be going from Tuscaloosa, Ala., to New York City.
Saban has been in the NFL before, and for much longer than most people realize. Before he became a demigod with Alabama and LSU, Saban was coaching the Houston Oilers in 1988-89 as the defensive backs coach. Saban then coached four seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns under Bill Belichick, learning from the best. In 2005 and 2006, Saban became the head coach of the Miami Dolphins before bolting for college.
Is it likely that Saban comes back to the NFL? Who knows, only Saban can truly say. All that said, an ownership group as stable as the Giants would have to be appealing to a man who might be at his final stop at the age of 64. The Giants would be lucky to have one of the greatest football minds of all-time.
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