CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman writes today that NFL franchises have inquired about Nick Saban’s services, but that the answer returned is “no.”
“NFL teams that have been inquiring about Alabama coach Nick Saban in recent days and weeks have been told in no uncertain terms: thanks, but no thanks.
“At least so far. Some franchises with vacancies have sent feelers towards Saban and the Alabama coach regarding his seriousness about returning to the NFL. He has told these inquirers that he isn’t coming back.
“It’s unclear which teams have contacted Alabama. Several league sources say most, if not all of them, have reached out to Saban in some unofficial capacity and Saban or his camp has been extremely clear about his intentions.”
Nick Saban can name his price and Alabama will pay it, though it isn’t and never has been about the money.
It’s about Alabama finally getting something right after twenty-five years in the toilet following Paul “Bear” Bryant’s death. They’ve given the best coach of our time the keys to the kingdom and stayed out of his way.
The result? Continued misery for Alabama haters, and continued hardware for Alabama lovers.
And an LSU fanbase that, after watching last night’s debacle, realizes that the glory days in Baton Rouge were built by Saban…and gone forever.