Andy wrote:There's a different Saban rumor every year. He's a [expletive] god in Alabama. He gets to pick which 25 (or more if he feels like it) of the best HS players in the nation he wants to have on his team every year. His employer basically gives him infinite money as pay, as well as infinite money to hire whomever he wants and however many people he wants. No one cares if his players are functionally illiterate or commit a crime (although, to be fair, he seems to have less of the latter than many in his position might) because he loses 1 game a year. He'd be a moron to leave.
To play devil's advocate, Saban is 64, insanely competitive, failed in his first NFL shot, and winning tonight gives him 4 college titles in 7 years. There's a very logical sequence that could lead to him going out on top and giving the NFL another shot before retiring. I'm not sure if any of the open jobs are attractive enough though. Maybe he'd give Cleveland another try because of his background(and ego that he could turn them around)?