Alabama coach Nick Saban denies NFL rumors
So, Nick Saban took the opportunity during Tuesday’s press conference to crush any NFL rumors. The former head coach of NFL’s Miami Dolphins, Nick Saban cited desire to make an impact at the more grass root level that comes with more control over the program in college coaching gigs.
"I didn't feel like I could impact the team the same way that I can as a college coach in terms of affecting people's lives personally," Nick Saban recalled his NFL experience. "People say you can draft the players that you want to draft; you can draft a player that's there when you pick. It might not be the player you need, it might not be the player you want.”
“You've got salary cap issues. We had them here (in Miami),” continued Nick Saban. “You've got to have a quarterback. We had a chance to get one here; sort of messed it up…So I kind of learned through that experience that maybe this is where I belong, and I'm really happy and at peace with all that."
What has been so great about Nick Saban’s accomplishments with Alabama is that he did it under most difficult conditions. Major college football teams have never played at a higher level and Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide fought for their place in one of the toughest conference – the SEC – which has won the past seven national championships. It makes Alabama’s success all the more sweet.
Now, Nick Saban’s Crimison Tide have an opportunity to set a record untouched by any other college team by winning four titles in five years, with another addition next year. That could be one of the targets the restless Nick Saban has on his list for success at college level.
After receiving Crimson Tide's national championship trophy on Tuesday, Nick Saban was quick to remind his team that they should not lose too much time in idleness and celebration but immediately jump on to task that lies ahead.
"Even though I really appreciate what this team accomplished, and I'm very, very proud of what they accomplished,” said Nick Saban, “we do need to start for the challenges of the new season very quickly with the team that we have coming back.
The 2012 Alabama team’s success and high level of success caught Nick Saban a bit oby surprise by he now knows what to expect from the Crimson Tide now that the foundation of future dominating squads has been laid by the current roster. Then Alabama has returning quarterback A.J. McCarron as well as T.J. Yeldon. Saban who amassed 1,000 rushing yards this season. Nick Saban will be tweaking the Crimson Tide offensive line as well.