Alabama head football coach Nick Saban doesn’t plan on ever coaching in the NFL again. He gave it a shot with the Dolphins back in 2005-06, but in the end things didn’t work out. That hasn’t stopped some NFL teams from pursuing him any way.
According to Mark Schlabach of ESPN.com, Saban received overtures from two NFL teams after winning the BCS National Championship this past season.
At this point, Saban knows he’s in the right position and he doesn’t need to leave Alabama to pursue an NFL coaching job.
“I had my chances and I’ve had chances since,” Saban said. “I think you have to know yourself well enough to know that if I’m happy doing what I’m doing now, why do I need something else? Before as a coach, even when I was at LSU, I went all those years and it was always work hard to get the next opportunity.”
Saban knows that after things didn’t work out with the Dolphins, that he doesn’t have to coach in the NFL, even though he felt that way at one time.
“I was always going to be a head coach in the NFL someday — that was, like, the next thing,” Saban said. “When I left LSU after building a pretty good team and program there, I thought that was it. I loved [Dolphins owner] Wayne Huizenga. He’s one of the best people in the world and was great to us. I’m indebted to him forever. But it wasn’t the same.”
Saban arguably has the best coaching job in college football, and will likely be able to retire whenever he’s ready. There’s no reason for him to ever leave.Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone