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Monday, November 18, 2019

Lane Kiffin expects Nick Saban to continue coaching for next decade

Nick Saban

There has been a lot of conjecture lately over a possible Nick Saban retirement, but count Lane Kiffin as one who doesn’t see the Alabama head coach calling it quits anytime soon.

Kiffin — a former Saban offensive coordinator — thinks that Saban will be coaching another decade at Alabama.

“I really think it could be a record-type thing, this could be another 10 years,” Kiffin told 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge, via Brad Crawford of Scout.com. “Coach (Saban) is extremely healthy, he takes care of himself and you know, people are supposed to lose things as they get up there in age but he doesn’t at all. He doesn’t slow down. He drives himself — he works harder than anyone in the building, regardless of whether it’s a 25-year-old or not.

“I think him stopping would only be because… by choice he wanted, not for any other reason. He ain’t going to slow down.”

Saban is 66, but Kiffin’s comments sound a lot like another coach’s when it comes to retirement talk. He’s signed through 2025, and it sounds like everyone expects him to be there at least that long.



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