Nick Saban brushes aside Texas rumors
Nick Saban brushed aside any rumors that he might be interested in the Texas Longhorns coaching job should it become available, saying on Thursday that he is happy in Tuscaloosa and too old to start over at another job.
The rumors came up after the AP reported that Saban’s agent spoke with Texas regents shortly after Alabama won the national championship in January. Saban was asked about the situation during his weekly radio show on Thursday and said that nothing went on as far as he knew.
“Nothing went on that I know of. I don’t know about any of this stuff,” Saban said on the show. “I haven’t talked to anybody about that particular situation. They have a coach there.”
Saban also noted that there seems to be annual rumors about him leaving Bama.
“Every year it’s something. Last year it was the Cleveland Browns,” Saban said, via AL.com. “The year before that it was somebody else, the NFL. Terry and I are very happy here in Tuscaloosa. We’re really love the University of Alabama. We really feel like a part of the community here and we have a lot of good friends here.
“And, quite frankly,” Saban said, “I’m just too damn old to start over somewhere else.”
Saban may be happy at Alabama and focused solely on winning his fourth national championship in five seasons, but he shouldn’t act like he’s above switching jobs. He left LSU for the Miami Dolphins, and then he left the Dolphins for Alabama. He left Miami shortly after telling everyone he wasn’t going to be the next coach of the Dolphins. So excuse us, Saban, if we don’t take your word at face value.
Saban, by the way, is 61 years old. He still has plenty of time to go to a powerhouse like Texas and turn it back into a title contender.